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KPMG Fayle Awards recognise young artistic talent

KPMG Fayle Awards recognise young artistic talent

For the second year, four art students studying at University College Isle of Man received recognition for their art work in the KPMG Fayle Awards for Creativity.


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Students from UCM, KPMG Fayle Awards 2019

For the second year, four art students studying at University College Isle of Man received recognition for their art work in the KPMG Fayle Awards for Creativity.

Given in commemoration of former KPMG Managing Director Mike Fayle, who was a keen admirer of the arts, the students were nominated by tutors at UCM and each received £500 towards furthering their studies. The awards were presented at a recent art presentation evening held at the college.

Hannah Clinton won her award for innovation with her experimental photographic techniques using film soup and microwaving Polaroids to create images about creation and destruction. Mailie Perry won her award for dedication, progressing from the level 2 art and design qualification onto the 2 year extended diploma. Mailie was recognised for working conscientiously throughout and producing work to a very high standard. Imogen Birkby picked up an award for progress, having studied on the extended diploma in art and design. Imogen has worked diligently and quietly over the two years and is progressing to study Fine Art at degree level. The fourth award went to Kyle Santanaoglia for his skills shown in his project for the final major project about a post-apocalyptic future, where he created a story and characters from which he produced figures to animate with.

Greg Jones, Tax Director at KPMG, was at the event to present the prizes to the students: “Mike was a pillar of the arts community and we wanted to do something to commemorate him in an appropriate way. The idea of supporting an arts student was suggested and, after discussions with the college, we agreed to split this into four awards to acknowledge and support in a small way the diverse range of talent here on the island. It has been fascinating to learn about the motivation and inspiration behind the students’ work and the approaches they have taken. I think Mike would be very pleased and proud to be associated with these awards and we look forward to seeing how this year’s winners develop and progress in the coming years.”

Head of Art, Design & Media at UCM, Helen Fox, added: “Today’s industry demands creatives who are multi-skilled. Therefore, throughout their course, we encourage our students to explore a wide range of creative skills to better prepare them for their future. It is extremely rewarding to see how our students have grown over the course of their studies, not just creatively but also personally. This is evidenced by the maturity and high level of critical thinking demonstrated in the artworks that are displayed.”

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