Barry student wins Cowbridge Art Prize

FIRST PRIZE: Craig Ollerton, Regine Williams and Maureen Frost (9090948)

FIRST PRIZE: Craig Ollerton, Regine Williams and Maureen Frost (9090948)

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A STUDENT from Cardiff and Vale College's Barry campus has won this year’s Cowbridge Art Group Prize.

Craig Ollerton, 30, was presented with £100 and a certificate by judges Regine Williams and Maureen Frost on behalf of the Cowbridge Art Group.

Craig, who has just completed his WJEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, won over the judges with his ‘Gateway to Wales’ poster - part of a graphics project promoting the country as a tourist destination.

Two other CAVC students, Spencer Penn, 42, from Penarth and 20-year-old Sami Shah were Highly Commended in the competition.

CAVC Art and Design Lecturer Adrian Metcalfe said: “The judge, Regine Williams, stressed the difficulty in making the decision due to the high quality of all the work on display.

"She felt all students were worthy of commendation and that the show demonstrated the high level of ability across Cardiff and Vale Art and Design Courses.

“Regine found the professionalism of the students in presenting their work and the range of subjects they examined, particularly impressive. The exhibition represented the quality of the course at Cardiff and Vale College and the strength of the teaching team.”

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