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Worcester Student Wins Yorkshire Art Exhibition Prize

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Innovative motion sensor images created by a University of Worcester Fine Art student have taken top prize at a recent Art exhibition in Yorkshire.

Guy Lymer, who is in the final year of his course at Worcester, submitted three pieces of work to the Calderdale Open Art Exhibition – which is open to professional and amateur artists and based at Halifax’s Bankfield Museum – winning the award after being commended by the exhibition’s curator.

To produce his work, Guy – whose studio is based at Hebden Bridge’s Artsmill, a not-for-profit venue which encourages participation in the arts - uses a motion sensor to detect and replicate his hand movements, reproducing drawings on a computer screen.

Guy explains: “I was very surprised to win the award, as I’m still experimenting a lot with my artwork.

“I see the award as an endorsement of new media and techniques in the making of art, so it will encourage me to keep innovating.”

As part of his Independent Study module, Guy is attempting to further his innovative practice by constructing various robotic drawing machines, which he hopes to exhibit at next summer’s final University of Worcester Degree Show.

Maureen Gamble, Head of Art, Design and Creative Digital Media at the University of Worcester, adds: "It's fantastic that Guy's work has been recognised in this way and is testament to his talent and ongoing commitment to continually push the boundaries of his art practice in so many different ways.

"Guy's innovative and creative work is also testament to the support he has received from the fine art team during his studies at Worcester."

Guy’s award-winning artwork will be displayed at Bankfield Museum until November 15. To find out more about Guy and his work, visit www.guylymer.co.uk.

The University of Worcester will be hosting the next of its Open events on October 31 and November 1. For further information or to book a place at either event, visit the Open Day pages.