MA Fine Art Student Wins Fairhurst Prize
We are delighted to award MA Fine Art student Keron Beattie the inaugural Fairhurst Gallery Prize for his work in the MA Degree Show 2018 at Norwich University of the Arts.
In it’s inaugural year, the prize is offered to support a graduating MA Fine Art student. As well as a cash prize of £300, the winner also receives a 20% discount on all services at The Fairhurst Workshop for the forthcoming year.
Keron’s final piece was a series of lead figurines, combined with glass he has either blown himself or recycled from found objects. The intimate scale of these fascinating works force the viewer to inspect them closely, discovering history combined with abstract minimalism – each one a mysterious, collaged enigma.
“I research ideas of fragmentation, remaking and wholeness. I prefer to use found and recycled objects and these are generally worked by hand using traditional tools and techniques. The slower process of hand working encourages a way of seeing and then re-seeing the materials and their possible potential.”
Keron has recently been selected by the members of the Federation of British Artists to exhibit 6 of these works at MBA Futures at The Mall Galleries London in January 2019. The exhibition maps new practices from British Art Schools, inviting audiences to discover emerging talent and experience exciting new work.
We look forward to supporting Keron’s continued progress.
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