HNC students have recently received a Hamer Award from the Huddersfield Art Society, a prize given in memory of former member, John James Hamer. The prizes ranged from £100-£150, and winners are encouraged to use the money for artist supplies and materials.

Saffron Rajwadi and Andrea Martinovic from New College, alongside three other students from Shelley College and Greenhead College, successfully presented several examples of their artwork and answered questions about their ideas, inspiration and working processes from members of the society. 

Saffron, who is 18, was one of our highest achieving A grade Fine Art students last year, won one of the top prizes. She is currently working towards an A* in her final year. Saffron works mainly with acrylic paints, but is also an accomplished draughtswomen. She has a particular interest in surreal portraiture and has also created some wonderful landscape work while studying at the College. 

Andrea, who is also 18, won one of the runner up prizes. She is one of the Art Department's hardest working students, and with an A grade already under her belt from her first year, she's on course to achieve great things in her final year too! Andrea also enjoys working with acrylics and is a fine still life artist, as well as painting some exciting landscape pieces as part of her AS and A2 work.

As well as being presented with their awards and prize money, the students who attended the awards ceremony were also treated to an illustrated talk, "Children in Art', by David Stockwell.

We'd like to congratulate Saffron and Andrea on their well deserved awards!

To find out more about Fine Art at Huddersfield New College, please visit our website.

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