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Durham University

Art Collection

Student Art Prize Archive 2019/20

The Student Art Prize was launched in October 2019 to expand opportunities around creativity and to develop a new permanent student art collection, housed within the university’s wider art collection, but available as a resource for the whole community.

The theme chosen for this first iterance was ‘diversity’, a subject chosen to allow a wide range of exploration and conceptualisation by the artists, and a reference to the lack of diversity within some traditional canons of art history. Over seventy artists submitted to the art prize, and shown here as part of the 2019/20 art prize archive.

Prize-winners for 2019/20!
Our prize-winners were announced at an online event on 14th July. In addition to first, second and third places, the judging panel choose to award two highly commended prizes and a Popular Vote on the evening. Congratulations to all of our artists.

1st place prize: Hands of acceptance by Alice Stubbings
2nd place prize: Ascension by James Bailey
3rd place prize: Wisdom of Age by Anna Horwich

Highly commended: Kaleidoscope by Zihan Zhou and Papa Gus by Lizzie English
Popular vote: Papa Gus by Lizzie English