Inspired By… The Prize Giving and Private View

With a beautiful summer evening delivering warmth and a little sunshine, the gods smiled on Morley Gallery and the V&A as they launched this year’s ‘Inspired By…’ exhibition.

Inspired by… is an art competition and exhibition (supported by the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation and NIACE for people in adult education), showcasing new works inspired by exhibits in the V&A’s collections. All entries were selected by curators from the V&A from over 350 entries from students currently in adult education across the UK.

The prizes were awarded at the beginning of the evening in the Emma Cons Hall at Morley College. This was followed by the Private View of the exhibited works. With such gorgeous weather and a jazz trio of music students, the reception in the beautiful college gardens was a huge success. Just as well, as there were probably three times the number of people who would actually fit in the gallery space!

You can all the photos from the evening here. Look out for our next post which shows the work in the exhibition. The beautiful backdrops for the award ceremony were kindly designed and printed by Crisis UK client Paul Wolfe.

Inspired By … PRIZE WINNERS 2016

Printmaking: A walk along Galé Beach, Nicola Atchley (Morley College)

Ceramics: Walking in the Rain, Lesley Scoble (Hackney Community College)

Jewellery: Contemporary: roller-printed necklace, Heidi Minshall (Morley College)

Drawing & Painting: I want to get dressed and go out, Rebecca Hathaway (Heatherley’s Scool of Fine Art)

Textiles & Fashion: The Leeds to Liverpool Slow Way, Learning Stars (Workers Education Association)

Glass & Stained Glass: The Forest, Dawn James (Kensington and Chelsea College)

Sculpture: Peter and Martin, Patsy Hickman (Mary Ward Centre)

The Museum of Childhood: Interloper, Ruby Wright (Morley College)

Digital Media: Las doce en punto y sereno, Paula Garcia Stone (Morley College)

Victoria and Albert Museum Prize (for best use of V&A Collections): Lea’s Tales, Vanessa Ramasawmy (Richmond Adult Community College)

The Linbury Trust Prize (Highly Commended): Origami Necklace, Nicky MacQuarrie (Morley College)

The Linbury Trust Prize (Highly Commended): Natural World Playing Cards, Rachel Hunt (Putney School of Art and Design)

Rootstein Hopkins Prize (for Outstanding Piece of Work): Needle and Thread, Bren Nevin (Morley College).

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