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Travel for Haworth Trust Life Drawing Prize Winner

Monday 10 July 2017

This year’s Haworth Trust Life Drawing Prize was awarded to 1st year student Lauren Curry for her talented depictions of life models created during a twenty week programme supported by the Haworth Charitable Trust. Lauren was awarded £750 towards a trip to Florence where she hopes to see works by artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael and to gain inspiration for her own practice.

This year’s Haworth Trust Life Drawing Prize was awarded to 1st year student Lauren Curry for her talented depictions of life models created during a twenty week programme supported by the Haworth Charitable Trust. Lauren was awarded £750 towards a trip to Florence where she hopes to see works by artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael and to gain inspiration for her own practice.

In May we were joined by Sarah Godlee and Alice Herbert, trustees of the Haworth Charitable Trust, who visited an exhibition of work produced by students who attended this year’s Haworth Life Drawing Programme. The programme is made up of 20 life drawing classes, open to all students at the School of Arts and Media. This co-curricular programme is designed to support students to develop their drawing and draughtsmanship skills.

As well as seeing some of the artwork created by students the trustees met with Lauren Curry, this year’s winner of the Haworth Trust Life Drawing Prize. The high standard of Lauren’s work was recognised by the judges and she received a £750 travel grant which she plans to use to fund a trip to Florence.

Lauren is the third winner of the Haworth Trust Life Drawing Prize. Last year’s recipient Steph Grundy visited Rome where she visited sites including The Pantheon, the Sistine Chapel, and the Galleria Nationale d’Arte Moderna. She said of the trip "I feel so lucky to have had this opportunity. It has inspired me to travel more to see as much art as possible in the flesh as well as inspiring my art practice."

Brendan Fletcher, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Visual Arts, said of the Haworth Life Drawing Programme "It’s been a real pleasure to see students develop their skills by participating in the classes and it’s been fantastic for the prize winners to have the opportunity to travel abroad to experience artwork in a new environment. We’re so pleased that the Haworth Charitable Trust have decided to continue to support this programme."

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