'Will O'Wisp in-between', Stuart Raynor, Oil on Canvas, 2020

BA Fine Art student is prizewinner of the Freelands Painting Prize

BA Fine Art Canterbury student Stuart Rayner is one of eight prizewinners of the Freelands Painting Prize, with his painting ‘Will O’Wisp in-between’, Oil on Canvas,  2020.

The new Freelands Painting Prize celebrates outstanding painting practice at undergraduate level, culminating in an exhibition at the Freelands Foundation gallery.

Launched in 2020, the prize extends the Foundation’s ongoing support for artists, emerging practices and art education.

The Foundation invited every higher education institution in the UK that offers a BA Fine Art or Painting course to nominate a final year student to submit a work for the prize; either a painting or a work exploring painting in the expanded field.

All submissions were reviewed anonymously by a judging panel who selected eight winners to take part in an exhibition in autumn 2020.

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