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Norwich student wins Bishop’s Art Prize

A live water installation featuring pulsating drips of water running through debris has been announced as the winner of £1,000 in the Bishop’s Art Prize 2015. The piece, titled Pulse, is the work of Ng Bing Ming, a Singaporean studying BA Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA).

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Ng Bing Ming with his work Pulse.

Further prizes were awarded to MA Textile Design student Lydia Bartlett (£500) and MA Communication Design student Vasileios Manthopoulos (£250). Also commended were Jasmine Bradbury, Louise Walker (both BA Fine Art), Zoe Nunn (BA Textile Design), Kazz Morohashi (MA Communication Design) and Sarah Smith (MA Fine Art).

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Lydia Bartlett with her work Interwoven Cables, Interwoven Cables II, Interwoven Cables II.

The Bishop’s Art Prize is an annual competition which invites students in their final year of study to explore Christian themes. A judging panel formed of the Rt Revd Graham James, NUA Vice-Chancellor Professor John Last, NUA Fine Art Course Leader Carl Rowe and 2003 Bishop’s Art Prize winner Susan Gunn selected the winners.

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Vasileios Manthopoulos with his work Streams of the Eternal Living Water.

In total 23 pieces were shortlisted, responded to the brief Streams of Living Water. The shortlisted works are on display to the public in the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral until Saturday 13 June. Admission is free and opening hours are 9.30am – 4pm.

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