Meet our 2022 Award Winners – Lauryn Brede, BA (Hons) Fine Art
Find out more about BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Lauryn Brede, winner of Middlesbrough Art Weekender‘s New Graduate Award.
This award is a post-education professional development opportunity offering a range of benefits designed to support the winner in transitioning from student to working artist. It includes studio, space, mentoring and the opportunity to exhibit as part of the acclaimed contemporary art festival’s programme at this year’s event which takes place in venues across Middlesbrough from 22-25 September 2022.
- What is your home town and which school/college did you join the School from?
I’m originally from Peterborough but have lived in Middlesbrough for over ten years now. In this time I have focused on the arts and joined the School from the Middlesbrough campus which was then called CCAD.
- Why did you choose to study at The Northern School of Art?
There were a few reasons. Firstly, the School offered a vast range of facilities, enabling me to explore into new media and techniques. Also, with my own space I was able explore and discover new forms of art, exploring beyond tradition. In addition, the School is a small but friendly community which made me feel instantly welcome.
- What’s your favourite memory of your time at the School (academically as well as socially!)
My favourite memory, academically, must be the support received from my peers and tutors and how this has pushed my work to its highest potential, enabling my work to reach new and unique forms.
- What are you doing next and what are your plans/ambitions for the future?
I have ambitions to study my MA here at The Northern School of Art to expand on my artistic practice and pursue my artistic career.
- Any advice for future students applying for the same course as you?
My advice for any future students hoping to study at The Northern School of Art is to start the course with an open mind. With the guidance of research, your work will naturally evolve into new discoveries, unlocking your full potential. You might even surprise yourself.
- Where can people find out more about your work?