Woodbridge: Georgie Ross wins prestigious fine art prize

Woodbridge artist Georgie Ross with her award. Photo: Phil Mynott

Woodbridge artist Georgie Ross with her award. Photo: Phil Mynott - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge artist Georgie Ross has won a prestigious art prize with her work, which blurred the boundaries between the gallery and department store.

Woodbridge artist Georgie Ross with her award. Photo: Phil Mynott

Woodbridge artist Georgie Ross with her award. Photo: Phil Mynott - Credit: Archant

The Anglia Ruskin student received the Dr Supanee Gazeley Fine Art Prize and £2,000 for Shelf Like, Chrome Series and Friend or Faux. It’s presented to the best work on display at the annual Anglia Ruskin University Degree Show in Cambridge, open to all final year BA (Hons) fine art students.

“It is an honour to receive recognition for my degree show exhibit in this way, particularly as I stood among such an accomplished group of individuals,” said the 21-year-old former Woodbridge School pupil.

Using materials like packaging foam, chrome metal tubing or coloured string, she uses familiar objects often associated with the home or retail display to create 3D constructions.

“My practice seeks to address, and in some way obscure, the boundaries that exist between the gallery exhibition and the department store display. I insert them into a process of abstraction where the objects’ past functions or associations are distorted and, in a way, replaced with an alternative ‘function’ as a means of challenging our expectations of a contemporary fine art exhibit.”

Dr Gazeley, an internationally-renowned artist, graduated in 1962 from Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (CCAT), a forerunner institution of Anglia Ruskin.

Benet Spencer, course leader for the BA (Hons) in fine art, added: “Winning this prize marks an exciting start to Georgie’s career as an artist.”

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