BA (Hons) Illustration programme is proud to announce that two of its current third year students have recently been highly commended in the Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2012 "Tales of Magical Objects".
Laura Steele (above) and Joe Maclean (below) who is now represented by top London artists' agent, were both highly commended in these awards which are administrated by the University of Gloucestershire. The competition is run in association with Oxford University's Museums of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford. Entrants were told that specifically the starting point for the narrative should stem from their collection of Amulets and Charm.
Fellow Illustration student Paul Heredia (shown top image, bottom row, far right) was one of eight emerging talent artists also to be awarded.
Laura was delighted to receive an email during the summer, notifying her that her entry had been highly commended and guaranteed a place in the exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and that the annual containing her work will be published in early spring 2013.
The awards event with various speakers takes place next week, Saturday 20 October at the Oxford Museum of Natural History / Pitt Rivers Museum, where tickets are available to purchase. Unfortunately Laura will be unable to attend, but Paul will certainly be there to collect his award. Their work will then go on public display at the Pitt Rivers Museum from 20 October to 25 November.