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Twickenham’s ‘Turner Prize’ for Art students

Friday 10 May 2019

On Tuesday 7 May, the Friends of Turner’s House in Twickenham visited Richmond upon Thames College’s (RuTC) Art department to take on the role of judges for a student project.

The project’s theme was ‘Light’, highlighting the art of J. M. W. Turner and Turner’s House through time-based media, such as animation, photography, installation and film. Art and Design Extended Diploma Level 3 students visited Turner’s House and got to know Turner’s artwork through own research, experiments and design processes. Turner was a London born and raised Romantic painter, commonly known for his imaginative landscapes. Turner’s residency in Twickenham now offers visitors the opportunity to see the environment, house and Thames landscape that inspired him.

For the past four years, the Friends of Turner’s House have been awarding RuTC students with Twickenham’s ‘Turner Prize’. Judge and member of the Friends of Turner’s House, Lynne Reeves, commented: “Every year we are more and more impressed with the quality of the students’ artwork. Not only are they learning about an extraordinary local painter and let him inspire them for their own art, but courses and projects like these will also prepare them for their future career.”

Winners will be announced at the Creative Arts and Media Exhibition Private View on Tuesday 25 June from 5pm to 8pm, which coincides with the RuTC Open Event. Members of the public are welcome to attend, further details are available at our event webpage.

Take a look at the photos below to get an impression of the artwork of RuTC’s Art students!

Judges from Friends of Turner's House: Joy Cuff, Lynne Reeves, Sue Swain

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