Entries by Anna Winder

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.

Kennerly Prize 2019 Winner Announced

Congratulations to 2nd year student Ed Beerbohm who won the 2019 Kennerly Prize for his Art History essay. Art Theory tutor David Hodge said: “Across his two years at the Art Academy, Ed has consistently shown a subtle, penetrating mind as well as great interest in art theory.  This year he wrote a formidably ambitious essay […]

Academy Alumna Shortlisted for Award

Congratulations to AAL alumna Alessandra Bettolo who has been shortlisted for this year’s Ashurst Emerging Artist Award. Her painting ‘Le Smoking’ (pictured) was one of just 30 works selected from more than 4450, and will be on show at the new gallery at the Ashurst offices in London, 20 May to 28 July 2019.

AAL Students Hosting Life Drawing Class at London Bridge Station

On Monday 24th June 2019, students on our Contemporary Portraiture programme are bringing our popular pop-up studio back to London Bridge station for a free three-hour life drawing class on the lower concourse. Hosted in partnership with Network Rail and Space and People, the life drawing class will allow members of the public to join in […]

AAL student Martin Pirongs embarks on a 200-mile walking project

Starting 1 April, AAL student Martin Pirongs is undertaking a two-week walking project, ‘M25 Man’, to configure the outline of his own body on a giant scale. Taking a line for a walk, nearly 200 miles long, to create a unique connection with a city. Harnessing the art of GPS technology and the age-old power of walking – by pavement, path, road (and occasional field). Onlookers could keep track of […]