Winners in College Art Competition

A knitted bike was among six winning entries in the College's 2014 David Hockney Building Art Competition.

To mark the opening of our landmark new building, we invited our current and former students and staff to submit work inspired by the themes of 'Hockney', 'the city of Bradford', 'unity' or 'knowledge'.  

"There was a wonderful variety of entries of a very high standard, showing the creativity and talent of our students and staff," said Andy Welsh, Group Chief Executive Officer and one of the panel of judges. "The College has a wonderful tradition of art and design, highlighted by our former student David Hockney and many other alumni. This is therefore a very appropriate way to mark the opening of our new, state-of-the-art building."

The submissions came from groups and individuals using many different media, with prize money for the six winning entries. The winning artworks will be on display, and will become part of the College's collection.

The knitted bike was created by the College's Textile Archivist Helen Farrar, with fellow students and staff, and was submitted in the u-knitty category! Film staff and students got together to make a film that impressed the judges greatly.

Another winning entry, in the form of an 'app', came from staff member Ruth Wilson and was titled 'College Knowledge'. Ruth asked 200 staff and students to tell her something they know, and the result is a delightful homage to the diversity of the College. 'I hope people will wander through the app, and enjoy the wit and wisdom there,' says Ruth. 'And look out for the hidden message put there by my technician Oscar Williams!" Ruth's app can viewed on the tandem website.