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Internal News - 24 May 2007

Vote for your favourite painting

The University is currently running a competition to promote new painting on the theme of ‘Innovation & Enterprise’.

The winning entry of the University of Bath Painting Prize will be hung in the University’s refurbished Wessex Restaurant. The judges are Professor Glynis Breakwell, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, June Mendoza, a painter and honorary graduate of the University, and Dr Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Holburne Museum. They will be looking for the best expression of the theme, impact, originality, imagination, technical execution and artistic quality.

In addition to the University of Bath Painting Prize, there will be a ‘University Choice’ prize of £500 for the artist whose painting receives the most votes from staff and students.

An exhibition of the nine short-listed works is currently running in the ICIA Art Space 3, in the foyer of the University Hall. Because exams are taking place in the Hall at present, students and staff are invited to view the exhibits in the break between 11.45am-12.45pm.

Votes can be submitted online (See Related Links), where there are thumbnail pictures to remind people of the paintings that they have seen in the exhibition, and also via a form in the exhibition area itself.

Judging for the main University Prize took place today (Thursday 24 May) and the deadline for voting for the University Choice prize is Sunday 17 June.

The winners of both prizes will be announced on Wednesday 20 June and the results will be posted on the University homepage.

John Struthers, Director of ICIA, said of the short-listed entries: "We are absolutely delighted to receive such a range of interesting work, the quality is really impressive. Do make time to visit the exhibition and vote for your favourite."