14 - 23 April 2016, 00:00
The Sustainability Art Prize is an annual competition run by the Cambridge School of Art and the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University. It was first awarded in 2012, to coincide with the launch of the GSI, which plays a critical role in allying academic disciplines across the University together with business and governments to address the urgent need for practical solutions to global sustainability challenges.
The competition is open to all students at Cambridge School of Art, the brief being to create a piece of work based on their own interpretation of the concept of 'sustainability' that reflects the aims of the Institute.
Last year's winning entry, Lest We Forget by Ian Wolter, was widely featured and discussed in UK and US media, with wide coverage in the British press.
The Searle Award for Creativity was originally instigated by Ronald Searle, one of our most celebrated alumni, on the occasion of his award of Honorary Doctor by Anglia Ruskin University in 2007. Ronald Searle used drawing to record the world around him, to invent characters and situations in his imaginative work, and to develop visual ideas. With this in mind, the prize (£500, and a signed Searle lithograph) is awarded to the final year student whose submitted sketchbook most reflects any or all of these qualities.
Last year’s winner, Maisie Shearring, went on to win the International Award for Illustration at the annual Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy, the largest and most prestigious children's book event in the world.