Legacy is the theme of exhibition by Norwich art students

The winner of the photography category was Stephanie Bradford, from Great Yarmouth College.

The winner of the photography category was Stephanie Bradford, from Great Yarmouth College. - Credit: submitted

Art students from across Norfolk have been involved in a special exhibition in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The winning painting, Left Behind, was by Danielle Christensen from Dereham Sixth Form.

The winning painting, Left Behind, was by Danielle Christensen from Dereham Sixth Form. - Credit: submitted

The art show at the Forum, in Norwich, had the theme of legacy and aimed to highlight the importance of gifts in wills in helping to fund the work of the cancer charity.

Students from City College Norwich, Great Yarmouth College, Paston Sixth Form College, Dereham Sixth Form College and Smithdon High School all took part.

At a private view on Wednesday, December 3, Judith Lubbock, the Lord Mayor of Norwich, was among those who had the difficult task of judging the artwork.

Mrs Lubbock said: 'We were tasked with selecting one piece that we felt really captured the notion of legacy which, with so many pieces of such high quality, was no easy task. In the end we chose two winners, one photography study and a painting.'

Norfolk art students have been involved in a special exhibition in aid of Macmillan Cancer Suppor at

Norfolk art students have been involved in a special exhibition in aid of Macmillan Cancer Suppor at the Forum in Norwich. Pictured is the Lord Mayor of Norwich with some of the art students. - Credit: submitted


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The winner of the photography category was Stephanie Bradford, from Great Yarmouth College.

She said: 'My work was inspired by an artist called Richard Billingham who produced a similar study called 'Ray's a Laugh'. Family life is so unique to each of us that I wanted to capture the finer detail of being in the moment. It's a snapshot of my family life, which is my legacy.'

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The winning painting was entitled Left Behind and it was by Danielle Christensen from Dereham Sixth Form.

Both winners have been invited to spend a day at Norwich University of the Arts to gain experience of what it is like to be a degree level art student.

Four other students were also highly commended by the judges. They were: Annie Elphic from Dereham Sixth Form; Sam Pagden from Great Yarmouth College; Vicky Taylor from Great Yarmouth College; and Jamie Chapman from Dereham Sixth Form.

Jonathan Frost, senior regional legacy relationship manager for Macmillan, said: 'We want to thank the people of Norfolk for their overwhelming support and to congratulate the students on what has been a truly amazing exhibition.

'Legacies or gifts in wills are vital to Macmillan and make up a third of our entire income to ensure no one in the future has to face cancer alone. There are currently two million people living with cancer in the UK – a number set to double by 2030. We hope that our event has helped to raise awareness of this important issue.'

• To find out more about leaving a gift to Macmillan call 0800 1074448 or email leavealegacy@macmillan.org.uk

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