Travel beckons for award-winning artists

Two masters students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) have won prestigious travel awards to enable them to develop their practice in new environments.

Samantha Wilson was named winner of the £3000 Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, a prize offered by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW), while Laura Hope has won a newly initiated Saltire Society Arts Bursary worth £1500.

Both artists are currently studying on the MFA Art & Humanities programme at DJCAD, and Course Director Mary Modeen congratulated them on their awards.

“Samantha and Laura have done fantastically well to have won such prestigious awards and they will benefit enormously from having this opportunity. Both have demonstrated their talent, creativity and desire to continue developing as artists during their time with us and they are deserving recipients of these successes.”

Samantha will use her prize money to further the cultural and social knowledge which informs her painting practice. Her prize-winning painting is currently on display at the RSW exhibition, which takes place at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh until 31st January.

Laura intends to fund a visit to Venice in order to produce a concentrated body of two-dimensional and digital work aimed at enhancing and enriching individual experience of the city’s historic built environment.

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