Fine Art graduate Shelly Tregoning has received Second Prize from the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, winning £5,000 for her work, 'Distracted, Distracted'.
'Distracted, Distracted' reflects Shelly's concerns that the 'packaging and presentation of a carefully constructed hyper-identity is now a very real social expectation'. In the drawing, made with oil on glassine, she depicts two girls standing together, distracted by their phones, seemingly unaware of their proximity and distance, as their physical and virtual worlds merge.
The exhibition of 68 selected entries, including Shelly's work, is open at The Chainstore, Trinity Buoy Wharf in London until 1 February 2020. The exhibition will then tour to The Gallery at De Montfort University in Leicester from 21 February to 18 April 2020.