Judges for ITB 2012
Karen Thomas, Arts Development Manager (Swavesey and surrounding area)
'I found the standard of work produced truly astounding. The young artists engaged well with the subjects and approached them sensitively and creatively. The work produced encapsulated a broad range of media and a variety of approaches to challenging subject matters.
Imagining the Brain is an inspiring project. It welcomes young artists and offers them the opportunity to creatively engage and interpret the challenging concepts and research areas which the MRC-LMB spearheads. It is a 'real-world' insight into how artists work as they must respond to brief, research a topic thoroughly and apply their own artistic practice to create an outcome which engages strongly.
Also, I must emphasize how much judges really appreciate seeing the sketchbooks and the development of the final pieces.'
'The quality of work that the students produced was fantastic and I was really impressed by how thoughtfully and creatively they had engaged with the given subjects. I very much appreciate the LMB's commitment to the project and your obvious joy for working with young people to bring art and science together.
It is preferable for artists to indicate clearly which of their pieces are final entry and which are supporting work and, as always, we find it invaluable to see the supporting work.'