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NUA Student shortlisted in international competition

A Norwich art student will have her work exhibited in a high profile exhibition in two London galleries after reaching the shortlist of the Young Masters competition 2012.

Georgia Dodson from Attleborough, who is preparing to graduate in MA Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), has been selected alongside 26 emerging artists to have her work shown in November in the Cynthia Corbett Gallery and at Sphinx Fine Art. She will also have the opportunity to exhibit in special projects run by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery in 2013 and is in the running to win a £5,000 cash prize.

Oil painting of a forest floor

Forest floor by Gerogia Dodson

The Young Masters competition recognises artists whose work combines innovation with awareness of the Old Masters and art of the past. Georgia has been selected for her detailed oil paintings of forest floors, which echo the seventeenth century Netherlandish sottobosco paintings of artists such as Otto Marseus van Schrieck (1619-1678).

Georgia says: “It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to exhibit alongside artists with similar concerns, making reference to art history. My MA Fine Art tutors have been incredibly supportive throughout the course, providing me with professional and technical advice to apply for awards and prizes which could further my painting practice.”

Dr Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Arts and Design at NUA, says: “Congratulations to Georgia for making the shortlist of this highly competitive prize. NUA encourages students to enter competitions as they provide fantastic opportunities to measure themselves against the best practitioners nationally and globally. We consistently see our students making names for themselves and this news comes just after one of our undergraduate students was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Georgia’s nomination provides further evidence that exciting things are happening in Fine Art at NUA.”

Georgia’s forest floor paintings will go on display to the public alongside the work of other graduating students at the NUA MA Degree Show on Friday (31 August). The exhibition is free to enter and takes place in NUA’s campus buildings on St Georges Street in Norwich until Tuesday 4 September (open 10am – 4pm, closed Sunday).

Oil painting of a Fir

Fir by Georgia Dodson

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