Entries by Anna Winder

Artist Talk: Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf gave AAL students an Artists Talk in one of our studios today. Rebecca is an artist who is now based in London, having studied at her undergrad at the University for the Creative arts and MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts. The main themes of her work are “female identity, mortality and desire,” […]

STUDENT BLOG: DEVELOPING AS A SCULPTOR

 From an early age I have been fascinated by 3D forms and how different materials and processes can affect my perception and engagement with them. In the 1990s, I started to explore my own creativity and loved the process of making sculptures. After a life-changing experience, it became to clear to me that I wanted […]

Artist Talk: Robin Tarbet

We had a talk from video, sculpture and installation artist Robin Tarbet at the Academy this week. He shared some really interesting insights into his career as an artist with AAL students. Having grown up in rural Wiltshire, Robin was inspired by natural landscapes and open spaces from a young age. He then went on […]

This August’s Life Size Figure Sculpture Masterclass

Our Life Size Figure Sculpture Masterclass had some fantastic results this August! Students created a full human figure from clay, working both with a life model and self-directed without a model. Lasting four weeks, each student completed a fully formed sculpture. The finished works are a testament to the course; they are fantastic studies of […]

Graduate Show 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our 2019 Graduate Show, which celebrated the hard work and achievements of our graduating Diploma, Fine Art Foundation and Certificate students. Our private views, held on 3rd and 11th July, were buzzing with interest about our graduates’ work. Artworks were exhibited across the three floors of our Newington campus building, […]

AAL Prize Winner: Surrey Sculpture Award 2019

Well done to Sculpture degree student Jo Holt, the winner of the 2019 Surrey Sculpture Prize! Her piece, ‘Eye of the Beholder,’ comments on the tragedy of coral bleaching and the brilliance of biofluorescence, and explores how a change of perspective can bring life into a new light. Jo was awarded £500 cash, a 12-month […]

AAL Drawing Prize 2019 Winner Announced

Join us in congratulating AAL Contemporary Portraiture student Paul Starns, who won the AAL Drawing Prize 2019 (of £100) with his fantastic life model drawing. Paul’s drawing was commended for its formal accuracy by judge Brendan Kelly. We had a number of excellent submissions this year: honourable mentions included Emily Russel’s non-figurative piece, which Brendan […]

AAL Tutor Shortlisted for Feminist Public Sculpture

Congratulations to our Professional Development Programme Leader, Briony Marshall, who has had her design shortlisted for a public sculpture commission in Leeds city centre. Leeds Arts University and Leeds City Council are currently in the final stages of the selection process for the new sculpture, which will be installed in Quarry Hill to celebrate the […]

Pure Arts Prize 2019 Winner Announced

Congratulations to AAL student Heidi Sundvik, who won the Pure Arts Prize on Friday! Heidi wins the opportunity to exhibit two pieces in the fair in October and will receive one year’s mentoring and professional development support.