Bryan Harris Bursary 2018
(Report as appeared in Derby Telegraph Monday
July 23 2018)
Two Derby College Art & Design students have won bursaries
from the Arts Society Derby to support their move into higher
UAL Art Foundation Diploma students Lauren Jones and Georgia
Brown have won £400 and £200 respectively after
being shortlisted for the annual Bryan Harris Bursary award
named after the societys late founder and chairman.
Lauren, 19, from Alvaston impressed the judges with her artwork
showing the different attitudes to crime in Amsterdam and the
UK such as the laws around cannabis and prostitution.
She said I was inspired to create these pieces highlighting
cultural differences when I visited Amsterdam. The planning
took more time than the actual creative work but I am really
pleased with the results and was over the moon when it was chosen
as the bursary winner.
Lauren went to Derby College from Derby Moor Academy, initially
on a level two art and design programme, and has progressed
through to the foundation course over four years. She has secured
a place to study fine art at the University of Sheffield.
Georgia,19, from Somercotes created a board game
entitled Escape from Mars which was inspired by the Matt Damon
film The Martian with players able to win different items
to ensure their survival on the planet.
Georgia studied A-levels at Swanick Hall school and is now going
to the University of Lincoln to study graphic design.
Members of the Arts Society Derby judged entries
from five students at the Joseph Wright Campus Art and Design
Facility. Vikki Fitt, young arts representative at the Arts
Society Derby, said: We have awarded a bursary every year
for more than twenty years to a Derby College student to support
them in their university studies. We were particularly impresses
with the students creative interpretation of their subjects
and we wish them all the best of luck in their future studies.