Rollits Art Award 2013
Job Seekers by William Heath
Rollits is pleased to announce
that William Heath has been awarded this year's
"Rollits Art Award 2013" at the School of Art and Design, Hull
College, for his painting 'Job Seekers'.
William is a promising painter
on the Access Programme at Hull College School of Creative Art. His
style and approach to his subjects has matured over the last few
years and his latest work focuses on the experience of keeping hope
and ambition alive against a background of limited opportunity.
This is summed up in the title of the painting, Jobseekers. His
hard work, combined with a high level of talent for instinctive
paint handling makes him a deserving winner of the Rollits Art
Award for 2013. He hopes to continue his development with an
artist's residency in a local community where he can pursue his own
brand of contemporary realism.
The standard of work at the
College was again of such a high standard that four other students,
Lizzy Hayes (Access Fine Art-now studying Fine Art
Degree-Edinburgh), Zoe Masterson (BA top up 3D Design
Crafts), Kyran Cressey (Level 3 Interactive Media) and
Siobhan Ward (Access - Level 3 Foundation Diploma Art & Design)
were also nominated as 'Highly Commended".
A sixth student, Alex
Sach, who is taking an Extended Diploma in Art and Design was given
a "Special Recognition" Award which is aimed at the College's
younger students who may not be able to compete with the more
mature artists … yet!
The School of Creative Arts -
Art and Design is located at Park Street and it's excellent onsite
facilities include multimedia graphic design suites, purpose built
workshops dedicated to 3D/spatial design, jewellery design and
ceramics. Specialist Art and Design facilities also include the
industry standard photographic studio with associated digital
editing suites, fine art studios, textile work rooms with state of
the art equipment including computerised dobby looms and fashion
and clothing studios/workshops.
This centre is complemented by
the Hull School of Art and Design building at the Queen's Gardens
site which provides progression routes into specialist study at
Pat Coyle, Client Relations
Director at Rollits LLP said: "We have been working with The
School of Art and Design, Hull College on a variety of projects for
several years and we are delighted to sponsor this award to
showcase the achievements of the art students at Park Street.
We are always amazed at the calibre of their work when we look
around at their end of year show and once again choosing the
overall winner was not easy.
"However there can only be one
winner and after hours of deliberation, we finally chose William's
painting 'Job Seekers'. "
Marguerite Mackley, Head of
School, School of Creative Arts - Art and Design, Hull College
commented: "We are delighted that William has won the Rollits Art
Award and his work has been recognised in this way. Working with
employers and on real projects is essential to the growth and
development of our students in preparing them for their future
careers. It is fantastic that Rollits continue to support the arts
in this way."
Posted on: 10/10/2013
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