Former Central Saint Martins students Katrina Palmer and Bonnie Camplin have been given awards by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Both studied BA Fine Art, with Bonnie going on to study postgraduate photography at the College. Expressing her gratitude, Bonnie said: “Thank you over and over to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for their perceptivity and generosity.”
The other visual artists to be recognised by this year’s award are Michael Dean, Rosalind Nashashibi and James Richards. Each winner will receive a generous £50,000 over three years, to be spent how they please.
An enormous difference
The award has been running since 1994, and during that 20-year period it has helped around 100 visual artists. It has given out almost £4 million in prizes, encouraging people to continue their work at despite financial and other pressures.
Katrina explains: “I’ll be able to enhance the sonic quality of my work in tandem with my writing, and to do this in an integrated way in a dedicated space. I had not thought this would be possible. The difference this award will make to me is enormous.”
– BA Fine Art