First Anthony Earnshaw Bursary Awarded

20 April 2017

The Anthony Earnshaw Bursary has been awarded for the first time. 

Zsazsa Cooper-Williams, studying Access to HE Diploma, received the prize on the strength of her Drawing a Day project. Runners up were fellow students Susan Ragan and Ruthie Reynolds.

Adam Stone, Course Leader for Access to HE Diploma (Art & Design) said:

“From among the many excellent submissions the winning ‘drawing a day’ book stood out to the judges for its inventive investigation of materials and skilful approaches to drawing. The work creatively used visual language to communicate many different ideas, from poignant observations of everyday life to witty reflections on growing old disgracefully. Overall we felt that this work was a fitting and well deserved winner of the inaugural Earnshaw prize due to its experimental and humorous approach.”

Zsazsa will be continuing her studies at Leeds College of Art after the summer with a place on BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design.

Earnshaw Prize 2

Winners receive a cash award to spend on any area of their work.

The Anthony Earnshaw Bursary was set up by artist Patrick Hughes in memory of his friend, the Surrealist Artist Anthony Earnshaw, in 2016.  The Bursary provides assistance towards costs for students studying Access to HE Diploma (Art & Design) at Leeds College of Art.

Earnshaw Prize 1

Earnshaw Prize 3

Images:Photo Ian Hinchliffe

Find out more about the Anthony Earnshaw Bursary and supporting Leeds College of Art HERE