The Study has an impressive record when it comes to winning arts accolades, and this year is no exception. For the fifth time, a talented artist from The Study has won the Fourth Plinth for Schools Award 2017, for the Borough of Merton. Emma, Year 4, wowed the judging panel with her fun and colourful frog animation, entitled Frogtastic Nature. Emma travelled to the impressive venue of City Hall to receive her prize from renowned artist David Shrigley. His work draws on the British tradition of satire, creating drawings, animations and sculptures that reflect the absurdity of contemporary society. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand (2015) and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2014). Shrigley’s Pass the Spoon was performed at Tramway, Glasgow, and Southbank Centre, London (2011-12), and he was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2013.
Very well done to Emma, who, last year, won first prize in the ISA national Art Competition for her Picasso work. Congratulations and keep up the artistic inspiration!