Mr Heatherley’s Composition Prize

Graeme Messer

Graeme Messer is the winner of this year’s Mr Heatherley’s three-figure composition prize.

He said “It was such a great honour to have won the Mr Heatherley prize for 2011, being singled out from a group of such gifted and talented students. I drew my inspiration for the painting from Durer’s incredibly honest nude self-portrait, and from Eadwaeard Muybridge’s wrestling images. My aim was to create a self-portrait that not only depicted my physical reality, but that allowed the viewer to enter into my emotional and psychological worlds as well.”

The prize was established by Principal John Walton, based on his own experience of entering the Slade’s composition competition as a student in the 1940s.

About heatherleys

Heatherley's blog on art, artists and life in an art school
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Mr Heatherley’s Composition Prize

  1. Stella Tooth says:

    A very strong personal piece Graeme.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s