Congratulations to third year degree student Kate Crumpler who has won the Academy’s Autumn Peer Prize 2018. Kate won the £100 prize for her entry ‘Come to Me for Rest’, which her fellow students voted for as a powerful image conveying strong emotion.

The Autumn Peer Prize is the first Prize awarded during the academic year. Any student from our academic courses is able to take part and the winner and runner-up are voted for by students. Awarded to an artwork in any medium, the purpose of the prize is to encourage the breadth of creative language. The Prize is judged by the Artistic Principles below.

1. Stimulus and motivation
2. Concept and intent
3. Creative and contextual awareness
4. Visual Language and Craftsmanship
5. Manifestation of intent
6. Curation and presentation

We couldn’t be more proud! Earlier this month at the inaugural Liberty Specialty Markets Liberty Arts Award we had three Art Academy 2018 graduates who were recipients. Huge congratulations to Helen Stone who won the £5,000 Experts Choice prize and Sam King who won the £2,000 Public vote prize!

Thank you so much to the team at Liberty and New who have brought huge amounts of support to these talented artists through this fantastic initiative. It feels great that our graduates are receiving the recognition they deserve and have worked so hard for, and that as an art school teaching professional development, technical skill and encouraging creative practice, we’re definitely doing it right!