Friends’ Award Art & Design Prize at Richmond College

As part of the Friends of Turner’s House remit to bring Turner to a wider audience, for the past four years, the Friends have awarded prizes to Art and Design Extended diploma Level 3 students at Richmond upon Thames College – aka The Turner Prize.

This year’s entries were, again, impressive. Earlier this year first year students, with their tutor Adele Marolf, visited Sandycombe Lodge as part of their research. The students were given a detailed brief as part of their higher-level qualification courses, researching the life and work of JMW Turner and interpreting what they have learnt in a context relevant to their course.

This year’s assignment was titled “Light: the home and work of JMW Turner”. It supported their learning outcomes of “an integrated approach to time-based problem solving in Art and Design”.

Earlier this year the panel of Friends’ judges were invited to the end of year display of student’s work, from which a number of prize winners were chosen. The judges were impressed and delighted by the range and standard of the students’ work, which included photography, painting, models, and for the first time this year, animation. The Friends of Turner’s House donated £100 prize money and were joined by Cass Art Kingston who donated art materials as prizes and Bowman Gallery (Richmond) who gave a framing prize. The awards were made on Monday 21 October.

CONGRATULATIONS to all those involved especially to:

Award for Excellence
Winner: Chloe Gibson
Commended: Tom Houard
Best Interpretation of Turner & Work or House
Winner: Eden McNeil
Commended: Nathaniel Pallick

Award for Best Personal Progression
Winner: Joel Brook
Commended: Yuxin He
Best use of drawing technique for animation:
Lyle Galon

Here are the examples of the excellent work:

You can see more samples of their work at


October 23, 2019