The Oaksmith Studio Prize 2012

Working in close collaboration with the University of the Arts London, the Oaksmith Studio Prize 2012 was open to all final year MA students in Fine Art and related disciplines.  Our selection panel, which included last year’s prize winner Georgina McNamara, have chosen Victoria Arney, a student on the MA Printmaking course at Camberwell College of Arts, as this year’s winner.

Victoria’s submission to the prize stood out amongst all candidates for both her strong visual work of single and multiple etched plates and her concisely illuminating artist statement. Looking at political events as transmitted by the media around us, Victoria’s artistic practice starts with drawing.

” Drawing for me is an intimate way to record something that has effected me emotionally yet remains unexperienced except through the media filter.”

She continues: ” The processes of etching and drawing are both transformational, often I begin with a film that I re- photograph and then start to draw.”

Interested in discussing and dissecting social and political experiences, Victoria’s recent work has looked at major world events such as the tsunami in Japan and the protests in Egypt and London: “Events are continuously being superseded by more news and a flow of generalised histories, of nations or of land become lost.”

We are very excited to be working with Victoria on her degree show.

For more information on the Oaksmith Studio Prize in collaboration with the University of the Arts London, please click HERE.

For more information on Victoria’s work visit her website HERE.

Victoria Clague Boundary 2012

Victoria Clague Boundary 2012

Victoria Clague Boundary - Installation 2012

Victoria Clague Boundary - Installation 2012

Victoria Clague Boundary - plate detail 2012

Victoria Clague Boundary - plate detail 2012