31 July 2013

Fine Art student wins prestigious award

Viviane's winning work, 'Morphology

Graduating student Viviane Fallah has recently become one of 10 winners of the 2013 Free Range artist award, chosen by a judging panel to be among the most talented graduating artists.

The Free Range emerging art award is an annual showcase bringing together the best British-based art and design graduates. It has been created in conjunction with FAD, Degree Art and Cass Art, and aims to support 10 young artists in the year following their graduation. The award and is an Old Truman Brewery special project set up by Tamsin O’Hanlon that is committed to discovering and nurturing young artistic talent and providing new creative graduates the opportunity to showcase work on an international level.

Of the award, Viviane said:
"This means a lot for me as it will give me opportunities towards my career prospects. This is a big stepping stone into my future; I am going with the flow as the award was a total surprise."

The exhibition displays work from over a hundred courses and attracts visitor numbers of over 100,000. Annual exhibitions present the work of over 3000 art and design students across five disciplines: fashion & textiles; design; photography & media; contemporary & fine art; interior design & architecture.

Viviane has since been contacted by DegreeArt and FAD press who will be representing and supporting her art for one year, and is building a portfolio for their website.

She also won 2nd prize in the Oxford Brookes Art & Architecture pavilion project in 2012.