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Tricycle Miriam Hyman Art Prize 2008

Winner Edwin Fry in front of his winning entry, “We're all to blame.”Tricycle Gallery
269 Kilburn High Road London NW6 7JR

7th to 19th May 2008

Winners: Rachael Clarke and Edwin Fry

Report by Natalie Ryde, Tricycle Artist in Residence

In July the Tricycle's Young Artists Group proudly exhibited their art work in the Tricycle Gallery. The ten strong group aged between 11 and 17 attended classes once or twice a week at the Tricycle’s Paintbox Studio with Artist-in-Residence Natalie Ryde.

This year's exhibition saw works in a variety of media including pen and ink, collage, painting, screen-printing and pastels and gave audiences an insight into the young people's perspectives of the world they experience.

The third annual Miriam Hyman memorial award for Talented Young Artists was presented Left to right – John, Mavis, winner Rachael Clarke and Natalie Ryde.jointly to Rachael Clarke and Edwin Fry. Both students exhibited highly original pieces of art executed to the highest standards.

Rachael's large pen and ink work “Blooming Marvellous” stemmed from her own artist’s block caused by her mind being overwhelmed by exams and school work. She used “doodling” as an almost meditative process and the swirling foliage and patterns flowing from the image of a girl’s face seem to mimic her thoughts and imagination spilling out onto the paper.

Edwin's pieces respond to media bombardment of words and images that seem to instruct and confuse our thoughts simultaneously. “We're all to blame” high-lighted in the midst of sensationalist and ridiculous headlines. Edwin’s witty take on celebrity culture also caught the attention of viewer with his portrait of Victoria Beckham in the style of Picasso.

For further information please contact Gareth Bell-Jones on 020 7372-6611 or email gallery@tricycle.co.uk



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