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FUAM Graduate Art Prize Show 2017

The FUAM Graduate Art Prize showcases the work of the top four students from the School of Design and the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

Wednesday 9 August - Saturday 4 November 2017

Opening Reception: Tuesday 8 August 2017, 6-8pm. Free, all welcome.

Now in its fifth year the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM), rewards the artistic excellence of the top students completing studies in Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2017. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will host an exhibition showcasing the work of this year's four finalists, which will preview on Tuesday 8 August 2017, 6pm.

Degree shows at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and the School of Design at the University of Leeds take place around campus in June 2017. After visiting these, a panel of three judges from around the Yorkshire region select four graduating students as finalists for The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery's prestigious FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2017.

The finalists for 2017 are:

Zoe Carlon (Fine Art)

Olivia Loker (Fine Art)

Lucy Davidson (Art and Design)

Miranda Jones (Art and Design)

In September, the judges will return to select the overall winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize. The 'Best in Show' graduating student artist of the year will receive £250. Each of the runners-up will receive £100 each to aid them in their developing career as artists. The prizes will be awarded by FUAM in an awards ceremony on 27 September 2017.

The Judging Panel

Nathalie Levi - Nathalie Levi is a curator, formerly of The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. She has independently curated exhibitions for the Ben Uri Gallery and the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art where she established an artist residency programme in 2011. Levi reviews exhibitions for the Art Journal 'This Is Tomorrow' and has had writing published by Le Fresnoy, CAC Vilnius and The University of Leeds.
David Salinger - David Salinger is the chair of FUAM (Leeds) and was a member of staff of the University's School of Mathematics for 38 years, during which time he became pro-Dean for Teaching and Learning in his faculty. On retirement, he was awarded the title of Life Fellow. He plays the violin and has led the Sinfonia of Leeds, the Leeds Symphony Orchestra and the St Peter's Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of the Leeds Art Fund.
Jane Winfrey - Jane Winfrey has been the Picture Specialist at Bonhams since 2008. In this role Winfrey was involved in the major sale of the 'Burton Collection', a Yorkshire collection of sculpture and paintings accumulated by Arnold Burton. The collection included Hepworth, Lowry, Frink and Keith Vaughan among others. Winfrey has also guest curated exhibitions, such as the David Hockney show at Bradford Art Gallery 'Bradford to LA'. In 2013 she wrote the catalogue entries and an essay for 'Alfred Drury and the New Sculpture' touring exhibition.
Woman looking at Lucy Davidson's Tessellations, 2017, copyright The Artist
Woman looking at Lucy Davidson's Tessellations, 2017, copyright The Artist