The Anthony Earnshaw Bursary 2020 has been awarded to Miranda Melbourne, Access to HE Diploma student, who received the prize on the strength of their Drawing a Day project.

Miranda documented one piece of work each day for 272 days, covering the period before and after the Covid-19 lockdown. The result is a fascinating and varied body of work including painting, drawing, photography, collage and film. 

Image: Miranda Melbourne, Drawing a Day: 91, 8 December 2020

The judging panel were impressed by Miranda’s application which they said was playful and engaging and answered the brief exceptionally well. Miranda will receive a cash award of £500.

On receiving the award Miranda said ‘The experience allowed me to explore many creative avenues and to put on paper ideas that I wouldn’t normally explore, reflecting my thoughts and interests over each day. The rapidly changing times have produced new challenges for my classmates and I, for which we have adapted our art to cope. I really appreciate being chosen for the award.’

Runners up were fellow students Clare O’Hara and Annie Cunniffe.

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