Fine Art students win big at the Student Medal Project
23 April 2021
Falmouth Fine Art BA (Hons) students have scooped an impressive haul of awards at this year’s Student Medal Project, including the Grand First Prize. The British Art Medal Society, which runs the project, receives over 100 student submissions from universities and art colleges across the country.
Kiki Burtles was awarded the Grand First Prize in the Cast Works category for her design Inherited. Amelia Johnson picked up The Lunce Prize for Of Cavities and Hollows, with Caroline Holland and Julie Davenport both securing Merits for New Beginnings and Motherhood and Threads and Connections respectively. Covid permitting, The Royal Cornwall Museum will be hosting an exhibition of the works in the autumn.
All five judges felt that the strength of the work was phenomenal.
Marcy Leavitt Bourne, Director of the British Art Medal Society, believes that students took their designs to new heights this year despite facing challenging circumstances. “This was a difficult year. That’s clear in the medals that students made and the designs they created,” she says. “But it has been a remarkable year. All five judges felt that the strength of the work was phenomenal.” Grand First Prize winner Kiki echoes Marcy’s statement, saying “this strange situation can amplify our creativity”.