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Oliver Ross – winner of the Sworders Art Prize

OG Oliver Ross (k & H 2006-16) is the winner of the inaugural Sworders Art Prize, for work by an artist between 16-23, introduced to run along side the Sir John Hurt Art Prize at the Holt Festival this year.

Pictured with one of the judges, Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of Norwich Arts University, Oliver’s winning painting Exhibition was part of his recent Degree Show at Leeds University Arts from where he graduated with a 2:1 BA Hons in Fine Art in July 2019.

As well as prize money of £750, he won a Solo Exhibition at the new Contemporary art space The Gallery in Holt. Oliver studied Art and Photography A Level whilst at Gresham’s gaining an A* in both subjects.