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Durham University

Art Collection

Student Art Prize Archive 2020/21

The Student Art Prize 2020/21 was launched on November 9th 2020. The theme for 2021 is HEROISM. All shortlisted artwork is now displayed in the online Art Prize exhibition, part of the University's annual Summer in the City arts festival,

The prize fund this year was again generously supported by alumni Richard Roberts, and offers £1500 for first place, £1000 for second and £500 for third, he hopes, providing a huge incentive for students to apply.

Prize-winners Announcement!

The Student Art Prize prize-winners were announced at a special event on 23rd June 2021. Missed the event? Don't worry, a film of the event is coming very soon, watch this space! Find out more about our prize-winners here.

First Place
Emma Newnham, Charlotte Perkins Gilman with Gold Wallpaper

Second Place
Matthew Fackrell, Agapē or Love Unconditional

Joint Third Place
Aelfred Hillman, Self-Portrait as Judith and Holofernes
Ellen Fasham , Milkman Steve

Highly Commended
Shoun Obana, John Hume, Derry, 21st April 1969, 2021

People's Vote!

The People's Vote was voted for online. We asked you to vote for your favourite shortlisted art work! The vote closed on 23 June 2021, 12pm

People’s Vote Winner
Shoun Obana, John Hume, Derry, 21st April 1969, 2021

Click the image below to view the exhibtion.

The Student Art Prize 2021/22 will be launched in November 2021, more details coming soon!

Watch the 2020/21 live launch event from November 2020 below!

Student Art Prize 2020/21

Student Art Prize 2020/21

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The 2020/21 Student Art Prize is now live! Watch the launch event from November 9th 2020 for more information about the theme and how to apply.