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Posted on 11 Mar 2021

WA artists win visual arts competition

Year 12 IB Visual Arts students have been awarded first place (‘Judge’s Prize’) in a competition at the University of Westminster’s Fabrication Lab.

20.12.13 TwelveDaysFW DavidScott   17cWestminster Academy was invited to take part in ‘The Twelve Days Festive Window’, a design and making competition which resulted in our students’ designs becoming part of a dynamic art installation. Selected designs from the community were brought to life in a unique festive window of the Fabrication Lab ‘robot cell’ on Marylebone Road, featuring an industrial robot arm, 12 animated film sets, and the live creation of a robot-animated movie!

The images (above right) show the final installation, along with some of the student designs. You can view a film of the installation here on the Fabrication Lab’s website, where they also describe the work of our Year 12 artists: 

“Tutored by Ms O'Brien, they produced a fantastic collection of water colour paintings to depict each of the gifts of the twelve days. Their inventive idea was to include all the gifts in the finale of the movie, each revealing itself in turn from behind the tree. The judges loved the detail and flair of the paintings as well as the imaginative solution to the twelfth gift. We are very grateful to Ms O'Brien for her help with the project, and to the students for their fantastic work.”

Congratulations to Diana Carapcea, Tala EL Saeidi, Alba Ibale Borajas, Dasha Musatova and Arya Therzadeh on their winning designs! We would like to thank Dr David Scott, Director of the Fabrication Lab, for such an exciting opportunity and for his support in bringing the WA designs to life.


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