Published: 31 March 2017 at 15:55
Fine Art student receives Anglia Ruskin award for hard-hitting video installation
Imogen Dungate, a third year BA (Hons) Fine Art student, was awarded the £400 Sustainability Art Prize at Anglia Ruskin University last night thanks to her “smashing” video installation entitled Gravity.
The Sustainability Art Prize was first awarded in 2012, to coincide with the launch of Anglia Ruskin’s Global Sustainability Institute, and artwork submitted to the competition is on show in the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge until Thursday, 6 April.
Gravity is a black and white video depicting the fragile Earth, made of china, being smashed to pieces and then reassembled – suggesting there might still be hope for the world.
Chris Owen, Head of the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, said:
An additional prize of £200 was awarded this year by Stem + Glory, the vegan café in Chesterton, to ‘A home from home’ by Hannah Moshtael, an interactive installation where visitors can drink mint tea in the recreated home of an asylum seeker.
The exhibition also features work submitted for the Eaton Portrait Prize and the Searle Award for Creativity, which is awarded to the best sketchbook by a final year student.
Sam Robbins, a first year BA (Hons) Photography student, claimed this year’s Eaton Portrait Prize, while South Korean Ye-seul Cho, who graduated from the MA Children’s Book Illustration course in February, landed the Searle Award for Creativity along with a cheque for £500 and a signed Ronald Searle lithograph.
Pam Smy, Senior Lecturer in Illustration at Anglia Ruskin, said:
The exhibition is open to the public and is free to attend. The Ruskin Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4.30pm, and more information is available at http://aru.ac.uk/arts-humanities-and-social-sciences/ruskin-gallery