National recognition for Barton art student

Barton Peveril art student Edward Davison was one of just 16 A level students to win a place on a prestigious summer school in architectural drawing organised by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Kingston University.

The event in Somerset gave the talented 17 year olds an intensive hands-on introduction to the art of architectural sketching. “It was a fantastic experience and I was very thankful to be nominated. All the students were really friendly and it was challenging but exciting.”

Edward, from Brookfield School, is exploring how people interpret space and the feeling, sounds and atmosphere created by buildings, including the Chrysler building in New York and London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery: “In my A level portfolio I explored the work of MC Eschler’s complex tessellations … my final outcome is a 3D paper cut column with a light inside, casting shadows of shapes.”

Robert Bargery, Executive Director of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, says: “The summer school was heavily oversubscribed, with many high-quality applications from across the country, so it is an impressive achievement for Edward to have won through against such stiff competition.”

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