Published: 13 October 2010 at 09:52
Fine art student Rob Tovey gets ‘intellectual’ hug from award win
Cambridge School of Art PhD Graphic Design student Rob Tovey, has won this year's annual Searle Award for Creativity - and as a result his work, along with the work of others who entered the award, will be on display at the Ruskin Gallery from 1-5 November.
Judge David Ryan (Reader in Fine Art) said:
Rob's body of work, which included 6 framed photos and 10 books, explores the role of maps and photo-maps in informing how spaces are observed, with a focus on new technology.
Rob, who lives in Cambridge, received a hand-made sculpture based on a Searle design and a check for £3000.
On receiving the much-coveted arts prize, Rob said:
Ben Parker and Jo Miller (also pictured) were runners up in the competition.
The Searle Award for Creativity was introduced by Anglia Ruskin University in 2008 during the year long programme of 150 year anniversary celebrations.
The annual competition, initiated by the great artist and alumnus of Anglia Ruskin University Ronald Searle, has been devised to recognise excellence in a range of artistic disciplines including fine art, illustration, digital art and graphic design, film or video, photography, animation and 3D design.