Visual Art Open 2022 Overall Winner
Artwork: Indoor Rainbow
Medium: Fine Art Paper Print
Description: A rainbow of colour inside a currently vacant jail. Created at night, the small bulbs in alarm systems and panels along the length of the prison wing have turned into pools of light across a two minute exposure.
Visual Art Open 2022 Sculpture Winner
Artwork: Pyrric Dance
Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: Each figure is 13 inches in width, 10" deep 14" in height
Description: Inspired by the Pyrric Dance of the classical world. It was training for martial skills that took the form of a ritualised dance.. Battle transformed into choreography.
Figures modeled in wax, cast in resin, painted and mounted on wood bases that can be interchangeably arranged.
Visual Art Open 2022 Drawing Winner
Artwork: James Aspey Vegan Activist
Medium: Pencil and charcoal on paper
Dimensions: 17 x 14 INs
Description: I was inspired to draw James Aspey in such clarity and detail using pencil and charcoal for his commendable actions to help change the lives of billions of beings most Include animals. Not only is this drawing a reflection of such a compassionate human being it also evokes questions and ideas that may just create a paradigm shift and no doubt create a greener more sustainable future for all.
visual Art Open 2022
Young Artist Winner
Artwork: The Progressive Tube Map
Medium: Digital based - Adobe Illustrator
Dimensions: Varies - minimum A3 (42 x 29.7cm)
Description: Gender and sexuality are not fixed constructs - this map is a representation of that. Follow the tube map from birth and learn the new and ever-changing terminology breaking the binary of gender and sexuality as you once knew it. This artwork was created using Adobe Illustrator.
Visual Art Open 2022
Painting/Mixed Media Winner
Artwork: The Beginning
Medium: Oil on linen with captain white gold and silver leaf
Dimensions: 16" x 26" x 2"
Description: "The Beginning" was painted at the beginning of the pandemic, with all the worries, the fears and the isolation that we all had to endure, in unprecedented times. We were introduced to a time when, due to human life being restricted so very severely, that nature seemed to take back some of what had been stolen. I hoped to portray, in this artwork a sense of decay and loss, yet install a feeling of hope and rebirth. It was painted over a course of three months, whilst homeschooling my children (one of whom is the model of this piece) with many thin layers of oil paint, and with gilding completed at several stages throughout the piece.
Visual Art Open 2022
People's Choice Winner
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 153 cms and Width 122 cms
Description: An intermission provides the chance to pause and reflect. To see a new way forward or to choose to continue on the same path. In any situation, we have a choice.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.