19.09.15 – 04.10.15

Students from Bath Spa University have been working with Oxford Castle’s O3 Gallery to produce an exhibition of contemporary art. This exhibition entitled A Fleeting Voyage: Observing Porthleven presents the work of five art students who each were awarded a fully-funded artist residency at the Porthleven Lifeboat Art Studio, Cornwall in May 2015 as part of the Bath Spa Porthleven Prize.

The Bath Spa Porthleven Prize, now in its third year, is an opportunity for Bath Spa students to take part in a fully-funded ten day residency based in the Cornish Studio, with travel, accommodation and other expenses included. Whilst there, the students work together to produce a body of collaborative work in any discipline they choose; including film and sculpture, as well as visual art.

Since completing the residency, the five students have been working hard to produce a body of new work to be exhibited at the O3 Gallery as well as the University’s Bath School of Art and Design. Referencing their short or ‘fleeting’ voyage to the fishing port and their role to ‘observe’ Porthleven during their 10 day stay, the participating students have skilfully woven together all aspects of their Porthleven experience to produce a contemporary creative vision of this special location.

This year’s prize-winners are:

Andrea Wright
Pip Marshall
Poppy Clover
Roxanne Jackson
Simon Hunt

The Porthleven prize is funded by the Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust in association with Bath Spa University and aims to give students opportunity to gain professional artistic experience and promote their own work and practice to commercial galleries and prospective clients.

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