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‘Outstanding’ University sculptor wins Storrar Cowdry Fine Art Prize

8 June, 2018

Robin Gill with Prize Winner Aveline Kyffin, Lady Mayoress Janet Black and the Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Alex Black

An outstanding student sculptor has been presented with a prestigious prize at a University of Chester ceremony.

Robin Gill of Storrar Cowdry presented ‘The Storrar Cowdry Prize for Fine Art’ to sculptor Aveline Kyffin at this year’s Valedictory Ceremony. The prize included a year’s membership to the Tate Galleries across the UK.

Aveline, who with her husband ran an illustration and design studio in South Africa before moving to Llandudno in North Wales, now facilitates art workshops for people in the community and other groups in North Wales.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Chester, Prof. Tim Wheeler DL, Aveline Kyffin and Robin Gill

Aveline’s final degree piece was a sculpture made in multimedia, such as cotton, copper other metals and wood. Aveline said: “I am so grateful to Storrar Cowdry for the prize, which gives me recognition for all my hard work.”

Aveline went on to say her fellow students had been very supportive and encouraging, along with the staff, who Aveline said were “incredible,” and which helped enormously with her success.

Aveline Kyffin with Robin Gill at the University of Chester Degree Show with Aveline’s prize winning piece

Maggie Jackson, Fine Art Lecturer at the University, said: “Aveline brought a special feel to this year’s fine art Students.

Maggie added: “Aveline is an outstanding student who works tirelessly to produce interesting experimental contemporary work. She is always committed and dedicated to whatever she is undertaking.”

Robin Gill said: “Our congratulations go to Aveline for the recognition her hard work has received. We are delighted to offer our continued support to the Fine Art Department and to continue our long association with the University of Chester.”

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