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Norwich Cathedral Hostry hosts the Bishop’s Art Prize 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:31 03 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:31 03 June 2015

Bishop's Art Prize exhibition of work by Norwich University of the Arts students. Left to right, Lydia Bartlett, Chrissy Leech, Aaron Griffin, Zoe Nunn and Lucy Keet. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Bishop's Art Prize exhibition of work by Norwich University of the Arts students. Left to right, Lydia Bartlett, Chrissy Leech, Aaron Griffin, Zoe Nunn and Lucy Keet. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2015

A collection of laser cut dresses, a film about the power of the sun and an installation of lacquered paper windmills all feature in a new exhibition at Norwich Cathedral.

Bishop's Art Prize exhibition of work by Norwich University of the Arts students. MA textile design student Lydia Bartlett.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYBishop's Art Prize exhibition of work by Norwich University of the Arts students. MA textile design student Lydia Bartlett. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Bishop’s Art Prize features an array of creative works by students studying for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in fine art, textile design, communication design and games art and design at Norwich University of the Arts.

The students have created the unique body of work in response to the brief ‘Streams of Living Water’ which was set by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

The Bishop’s Art Prize is an annual competition which invites students in their final year of study to explore Christian themes.

Lydia Bartlett, studying for a Masters in Textile Design has created work which explores contemporary interpretations of traditional fishing baskets.

Bishop's Art Prize exhibition of work by Norwich University of the Arts students. BA fine art student Aaron Griffin.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYBishop's Art Prize exhibition of work by Norwich University of the Arts students. BA fine art student Aaron Griffin. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The 24-year-old from Wymondham said: “It is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work and see it in the context of a gallery.”
Canon librarian at the Cathedral, Peter Doll explained how important it was for the Cathedral to have close links with universities and institutions in the area, saying: “We are committed to showing and sharing art and we encourage young artists to use the space year round.”

A judging panel formed of the Rt Revd Graham James, NUA vice-chancellor professor John Last, fine art course leader Carl Rowe and 2003 Bishop’s Art Prize winner Susan Gunn will select three winners who will receive cash prizes including a first prize of £1,000.

The winners will be announced on June 10.

Admission is free to the exhibition which is open to the public until Saturday June 13.

Opening hours are 9.30am – 4pm (Sundays are 12noon – 3pm).

Are you organising an exhibition? Email kate.royall@archant.co.uk

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