Tom wins award for impressive body of work

Published: 11 June 2013 at 16:22

Dr Supanee Gazeley Fine Art Prize goes to Anglia Ruskin student’s human sculptures

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Talented Tom Hiscocks has won the 2013 Dr Supanee Gazeley Fine Art Prize – and a cheque for £2,000 – for his impressive sculptures modelled on his own body.

The Dr Supanee Gazeley Fine Art Prize is open to all final year BA (Hons) Fine Art students at Anglia Ruskin University and is awarded to the best work on display at the annual Degree Show.

Tom, who has produced 3D models of his own body using the latest digital techniques, said:

“I am honoured to win this prize against some very strong contenders.  
“My work has evolved significantly during my three years of study at the Cambridge School of Art, and I am grateful to my fellow students and to all the staff who have guided that development.
“I am now embarking on full time professional practice, and I hope that my current and future works will prove to be interesting and engaging.  I will have an exhibition in the spring of 2014, and my Queen’s Beasts are showing at Blenheim Palace during the summer of 2014.”

Chris Owen, Head of the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin, said:

“Tom is a very worthy winner of the Dr Supanee Gazeley Fine Art Prize.  These images of the body look stunning in the sunlight, and amaze everyone who sees them.  Tom has already established himself as an exciting new talent in Fine Art, and I am sure he is set for a very successful career.”

The prize is sponsored by Dr Supanee Gazeley, who received an Honorary Doctorate from Anglia Ruskin in 2007.  However, due to outstanding commitments, the award was presented this year by Dr Gazeley’s husband, Albert.

Dr Gazeley, an internationally-renowned artist, graduated in 1962 from Cambridge College of Arts & Technology (CCAT), a forerunner institution of Anglia Ruskin.  Before focusing on art, Dr Gazeley was a leading figure in the Hong Kong business community for 40 years.  

Sue Jacobs, Head of Development and Alumni Relations at Anglia Ruskin, said:

“We are delighted that Tom has been selected this year for his outstanding and innovative work.  This is the fifth year that Dr Supanee Gazeley has generously supported the Fine Art Prize, which recognises the high standard of work of our Cambridge School of Art graduates. 
“Dr Gazeley is one of our graduates, one of our Honorary Award holders and also an artist herself, and we are extremely grateful for her continued support.”

Further examples of the art and design on display at the Degree Show can be seen by visiting  http://www.cambridgeschoolofart.com  Other examples of Tom Hiscocks’ work can be seen at his own website www.tomhiscocks.co.uk