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Ben Eggleton, Immurement, Stainless steel metal welded sculptures with upholstered chairs, 2014. © The Artist

Date: Thursday 21 Aug 2014

Location: The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Cost: Free Event

Meet the four students selected as this year's top students in the Schools of Fine Art and of Design at University of Leeds. Could one of them be the next big thing in the world of contemporary art?

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Now in its second year, the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM) rewards the artistic excellence of four top students completing studies in Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2014.

Degree shows at the Schools of Fine Art and of Design took place around campus in June 2014. After visiting these, a panel of three judges from around the Yorkshire region selected four graduating students as finalists for The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery's increasingly prestigious FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2014. 

This year's finalists are:

Ben Eggleton (Design)

Chloe Burdett (Design)

Júlia Moscardó i Chàfer, (Fine Art)

Lily Ackroyd-Willoughby (Fine Art)

This year our panel of judges comprised  Aesthetica Magazine Editor, Cherie Federico;  Curator and Head of Collections at The Hepworth Wakefield, Frances Guy; and University of Leeds' Director of Facilities Management, Dennis Hopper. They will be back in the Gallery once more to announce the exhibition's overall winner on 22 September. The prizes will be awarded by FUAM in an awards ceremony on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Don't forget that you too can have a say in who you think should win! Keep your eyes peeled for our online voting system which will open on Friday 22 August at midday.

Following the opening reception of The FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition on Thursday 21 August 6-8pm, the exhibition will be open daily from 10am - 5pm until Saturday 25 October 2014. Admission is free to all.