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Art Exhibition, from 17 Oct 2017

FUAM Graduate Art Prize Show 2017

FUAM Graduate Art Prize Show 2017


Now in its fifth year the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM), rewards the artistic excellence of the top students completing studies in Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2017. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will host an exhibition showcasing the work of this year's four finalists, which will preview on Tuesday 8 August 2017, 6pm.

Degree shows at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and School of Design at the University of Leeds take place around campus in June 2017. After visiting these, a panel of three judges from around the Yorkshire region select four graduating students as finalists for The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery's prestigious FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2017.

The finalists for 2017 are:

Zoe Carlon (Fine Art)

Olivia Loker (Fine Art)

Lucy Davidson (Art and Design)

Miranda Jones (Art and Design)

In September, the judges will return to select the overall winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize. The 'Best in Show' graduating student artist of the year will receive £250. Each of the runners-up will receive £100 each to aid them in their developing career as artists. The prizes will be awarded by FUAM in an awards ceremony on 27 September 2017.

The Judging Panel

Nathalie Levi - Nathalie Levi is a curator, formerly of The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. She has independently curated exhibitions for the Ben Uri Gallery and the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art where she established an artist residency programme in 2011. Levi reviews exhibitions for the Art Journal 'This Is Tomorrow' and has had writing published by Le Fresnoy, CAC Vilnius and The University of Leeds.

David Salinger - David Salinger is the chair of FUAM (Leeds) and was a member of staff of the University's School of Mathematics for 38 years, during which time he became pro-Dean for Teaching and Learning in his faculty. On retirement, he was awarded the title of Life Fellow. He plays the violin and has led the Sinfonia of Leeds, the Leeds Symphony Orchestra and the St Peter's Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of the Leeds Art Fund.

Jane Winfrey - Jane Winfrey has been the Picture Specialist at Bonhams since 2008. In this role Winfrey was involved in the major sale of the 'Burton Collection', a Yorkshire collection of sculpture and paintings accumulated by Arnold Burton. The collection included Hepworth, Lowry, Frink and Keith Vaughan among others. Winfrey has also guest curated exhibitions, such as the David Hockney show at Bradford Art Gallery 'Bradford to LA'. In 2013 she wrote the catalogue entries and an essay for 'Alfred Drury and the New Sculpture' touring exhibition.

Image: Lucy Davidson, 'Tessellations', 2017, (c) The Artist

Opening Reception: Tuesday 8 August 2017, 6-8pm. Free, all welcome.

Please note we are closed for the August Bank Holiday on Monday 28 August and Tuesday 29 August.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 17 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Mon 23 Oct 2017 13:00 to 17:00
Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Mon 30 Oct 2017 13:00 to 17:00
Tue 31 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 2017 10:00 to 17:00



    Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery


    Parkinson Building,
    Woodhouse Lane,
    University of Leeds,
    LS2 9JT



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    Map reference: SE 295347  Lat: 53.80848 Long: -1.55279

    By Car:

    From Leeds city centre take the A660 towards Skipton. After one mile the main University building is on your left. The Gallery is situated in the Parkinson building on Woodhouse Lane. The entrance is off the south end of the Parkinson Court (turn left at main reception desk). There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the north entrance of the Parkinson Building (via Chemistry) with a disabled parking space nearby.

    By Public Transport:

    Buses 1,56,85,96,96A,97,97A and X84 from Leeds city-centre stop outside the Parkinson Building.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality