Search

Bishop’s Art Prize winner announced at Norwich Cathedral

06:30 19 June 2012

The winner of the 2012 Bishop

The winner of the 2012 Bishop's Art Prize for final year NUCA students, Richenda Riches, 3rd right, with her sculpture A Prayer to Martha. With her from left is, Susan Gunn; 2nd place winner, Kate Hyman; the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James; NUCA principal John Last; and 3rd place winner, Hannah Scott. Picture: Denise Bradley

Archant

Norwich fine art student Richenda Riches was named the winner of the Bishop’s Art Prize 2012 at a special reception at The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. Thirty-seven-year-old Richenda, from the Norwich University College of the Arts’ MA course in Fine Art, who lives in Matlaske, near Aylsham, won the £1,000 prize after impressing the judges with her work ‘A Prayer to Martha’ which was inspired by the Bible story told in Luke 10:38-42.

Richenda’s work features a sculpture of her hands in prayer holding a hand-made tea towel decorated with drawings of women in her local parish doing work in the local parish churches. She said it was the first time she had ever shown her artwork in public and said she was delighted to win the prize.

Kate Hyman’s work, Angels, won the second prize of £500, and Hannah Scott’s work, What Dreams May Come, won the third prize of £250 at the presentation last night. The Bishop’s Art Prize was established by the Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich and NUCA principal Professor John Last. • An exhibition of the competition’s shortlisted entries is being held at The Hostry from today until Thursday, June 28.The exhibition will be open from 9.30am until 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, and from midday until 3pm on Sunday.

0 comments

Other Thetford and Brandon events

Then and Now: The cast of the new Dad's Army film starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays

Dad’s Army has always had a special place in the hearts of East Anglian viewers. David Croft, the co-writer and creator of the classic TV series, lived in Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, while much of the location filming was done in and around Thetford. We have always claimed Dad’s Army as part of Suffolk’s cultural heritage, so we were always going to have a keen interest in the new big screen version of the film. So what’s it like?

11:48
Scenes from the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebrations held at King's Lynn Town Hall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Weeks of celebrations are underway in Norfolk as people welcome the start of the Chinese New Year today.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
James Bay at Thetford Forest

Singer-songwriter James Bay doesn’t get much time to reconnect with his North Herts roots since taking the music world by storm.

Friday, January 29, 2016
Ex West Suffolk College student Alex Unsworth who recently worked on the latest Star Wars film is revisiting his old college to speak to students.

At just 20-years-old, former West Suffolk College arts student Alex Unsworth has an impressive CV, having recently landed a job designing sets for a horror film after learning his trade on the latest Star Wars movie.

Most Read

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition