Congratulations to Oliver Redman on making the shortlist of thirteen finalists selected from all the entries by the Foundation Diploma course teachers in The Northern School of Art’s inaugural Foundation Art Prize competition.

Oliver’s work was chosen from over ninety entries to the competition, which was devised and overseen by the School’s Middlesbrough campus Foundation Art Diploma course to celebrate the talents of young creatives in the North East and Yorkshire and Humber regions.

Oliver  ‘La Sagrada Familia’ was inspired by a recent trip to the city of Barcelona. On this visit, he was taken back by the sheer intricate beauty of this historic building. This links to his project in A-Level art based on architecture

Oliver commented, “When I heard about the competition, I knew it would be a struggle to complete in time, but with much hard work and countless hours spent completing the piece, I was able to finish before the deadline. In a way, it feels topical that this piece would take so much from me, as it was the essence of Gaudi’s life’s work, and took him so long, he was never able to see it completed himself.”