Museum Studies graduate makes art award shortlist
Claire Partington, ’24 hour Party People’, Earthenware, glaze, enamel, luster, feathers and brass accessories, Louis: h80 x w45 x d21 cm, Maris: 64 x 51 x 21, Courtesy of the artist.
University of Leicester alumnus Claire Partington, who received her post-graduate diploma in Museum Studies at the University in 2000, will be exhibiting her earthenware figurines in London throughout October and November.
Drawing her inspiration from European Applied Art and Design styles from the 1600s onwards, Claire has made a name for herself out of her unique creations, and she has had hands-on experience working in historical applied arts at the famous Victoria & Albert Museum. More recently, she has demonstrated her work at Young Masters Revisited at the Old Truman Brewery, and has exhibited widely with the James Freeman Gallery and at the Affordable Art Fair.
The Young Masters Art Prize 2012 will be awarded to one lucky artist on the 20th November at Gallery 27, Cork Street, London. Claire has been shortlisted for the award and will have the opportunity to exhibit in special projects throughout 2013, and, should Claire win first place, she will receive £5,000 to aid in her artistic endeavours. In addition, the three winning artists will also have the opportunity to hold some selected images at the Bridgeman Art Library. Good luck, Claire!
The Young Masters Art Prize is a unique, not-for-profit biennial competition open to international and UK-based artists who combine skill and innovation with awareness of the Old Masters and art of the past. It aims to give global recognition to artists in the early stages of their career.