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NATURE; NURTURE: Former Pinner student named as finalist for prestigious art prize

 Published on: 15th June 2023   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A former Pinner school student was one of 12 contemporary artists to be nominated for a prestigious national art prize.

Jacob Talbot, who attended Nower Hill High School, was recently named as a finalist for the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Organised by international arts magazine Aesthetica, the prize is now in its 16th year and invites artists from across the world to submit their work, with a cash prize of £10,000.

Jacob’s work was exhibited at York Art Gallery as part of an exhibition featuring work by the finalists.

The exhibition curators said: “Nurture; Nature by Jacob Talbot surveys climate fragility, ongoing technological advances, and humankind’s ever-changing relationship with the natural world.

“The work reminds us of the fine line between order and chaos, as we think about what life would be like on planet Earth if everything were abandoned. Nature would eventually reclaim and take over everything.”

Since graduating from Nower Hill and then university, Jacob has had great success in the art world. He previously held an award-winning solo exhibition and has sold his work across the world.

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