LJMU student wins art prize
12 December 2012
Earlier in the year Liverpool John Moores University and building management firm, Faircroft launched a joint campaign with the University’s art students looking for a piece of original artwork to adorn the walls of a landmark building in Liverpool.
Final year Fine Art student at Liverpool School of Art and Design, Amy Walker won the prize after her piece showing the best of Liverpool architecture was chosen by Faircroft.
The picture depicts the city's famous waterfront and buildings like the cathedrals and 'three graces' with a Superlambanana and the Penny Lane street sign added for good measure. The fabulous line drawing will be made into a large frieze for Faircroft's Yorkshire House building on Chapel Street.
Amy was delighted and surprised when she found out she had won the prize, commenting:
"I had submitted a number of pieces using different mediums, including oil on canvas, and I am really glad they chose this picture."
When asked what she will do with the prize money Amy said:
"I do a lot of painting so I will be spending my winnings on paints and equipment."
Nicky Hai, Faircroft's CEO awarded Amy with a cheque for £500. Nicky said:
"Our interest was to find a piece of art that gave the essence of the City's rich architectural heritage to those who, perhaps, do not know the city well. In terms of our future marketing, it would immediately say 'Liverpool' to the casual viewer.
"We felt that Amy's piece achieved this in a delightfully simple style and one which would also brighten the part of the building where it is intended to be displayed."