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Student’s eggcellent portrait wins £200 art prize

Published on 19/07/18

A sixth former from Jane Austen College has won an art competition for students across Norfolk with a portrait made from a montage of eggs.

Year 13 student Richard Bromley-Derry won the £200 first prize at this year’s Norfolk Art & Design competition with his original portrait of politician Edwina Currie.

The former health minister caused controversy in 1988 over her claim that there was salmonella in most British eggs.

Artists from 20 sixth forms and colleges across Norfolk took part in the competition, organised by Norwich University of the Arts, which celebrates the county’s creative student talent.

University vice chancellor John Last said: “We’ve been struck by both the high standard of work this year and the range of ideas, formats, and media students have used. I’d like to congratulate the winners.”

Jane Austen head of art Laura Taylor Gatward added: “Well done, Richard – you’ve done us proud!”

Richard’s work can be seen at a special touring exhibition of the shortlisted entries. It will travel to Holkham Hall from July 26 until August 29, and Great Yarmouth Library from September 4 to 6.