We are delighted to announce that BA (Hons) Fine Art Level 6 student Mary Modha has won the Surrey Sculpture Prize for her entry, Inheritance (pictured).

The judges were also extremely impressed by the entries of Livia Spinolo and Simon Yates and they had this to say about the entries:

“We thoroughly enjoyed judging such a diverse set of applications.  The winner and two highly commended pieces scored highly in respect of the pre-defined criteria

  • Development of skill in the chosen technique
  • Imaginative use of 3D materials
  • How effectively the sculptural language reflects the intention for the piece

We felt that Mary’s use of sculpture to convey a simultaneous feeling of love and rejection was particularly striking and poignant.

Congratulations to all involved and we look forward to exhibiting work from the three individuals in the coming year.”

Mary receives £500 prize money, a year’s Membership to the Surrey Sculpture Society and free entry into the Annual Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition with the opportunity to exhibit indoors or outdoors depending on the work.

Mary Modha - Inheritance

Mary Modha – Inheritance

Congratulations to Katy Cook who won the AAL Drawing Prize 2021 with her piece Nest 3 (pictured). We were honoured to have artist and former Head of Drawing at AAL Brendan Kelly as our judge this year. Here’s what he had to say about Katy’s work…

‘As well as being a very strong drawing and a focused investigation of the unusual shapes we see in nature what appealed to me the most is its quality of curiosity. I don’t mean by saying ‘curiosity’ that it’s strange, I mean that it shows a sense of searching for understanding. It suggests an attitude of enquiry and desire to learn about the form she drew. The consequence of this curiosity in her approach to her drawing is that she has produced a powerful picture. A worthy winner, well done!’