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NUA celebrates creativity with successful Easter art show

Norwich got engaged with Art, Design and Media this Easter with NUA Live at the Forum, a ten day exhibition showing our community what goes on behind the scenes at England’s top specialist institution in the sector.

Members of the public take part in a typography workshop

Members of the public take part in a typography workshop

Thousands of visitors got the chance to make their own artwork as well as see a whole range of art, design and media work from NUA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Highlights included the awards ceremony for the 2012 Schools ArtMAD Competition, where former Norwich City footballer Darren Huckerby presented Ben Hawkyard, a Year 11 pupil from the Hewett School with a £500 cash prize and an additional £500 for his school art department for taking first place with his winning animation.

ArtMAD winner Ben Hawkyard is congratulated by football star Darren Huckerby

ArtMAD winner Ben Hawkyard is congratulated by football star Darren Huckerby

A live Illustration auction rounded off the exhibition with visitors to the Forum bidding to own an original piece of work by both upcoming and established artists. Over £2000 was raised, which will be used by students to publish this summer’s BA Illustration Degree Show catalogue.

Animation demonstration of a zoetrope

Animation demonstration of a zoetrope

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