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MidKent student wins Turner Contemporary Portfolio competition

Congratulations to Auden Woodall who won the overall prize - the Turner Contemporary Award for Bold Conceptual Approach - with This is ME pouting. 

Auden said: ‘The portrait is about my cheeky side. I worked hard on this and feel so happy and proud to have won’.  

Auden is studying Art at Level 3 at MidKent College. When he finishes the two-year course, he plans to take his creative studies further at university. 

Nick Sermon, Teaching Learning Manager for Art & Design said "I am so proud of our students and their teachers, and delighted that Auden's passion for the subject has been recognised."

MidKent College offers courses in Art & Design, Graphics and Photography at its campuses in Maidstone and Medway. Two other MidKent students were successful in the competition; Nicholas Burton won first place in the Further Education category. His painting called Insomnia illustrated “lying awake, unable to sleep and losing my mind”. Highly commended was Alesha Mundt’s Drowning: “My mind is open and ready to drown. Drown in thoughts and vivid daydreams”.

See the winning students’ portraits and other entries on pages 1 and 2 of the Portfolio Competition webpages, or visit an exhibition of winning entries at Turner Contemporary from 2 April to 10 May 2015.

The competition’s theme "This is ME!" was inspired by Sir Anthony Van Dyck’s last self-portrait, recently saved for the nation, which will be on show at Turner Contemporary in spring 2015 as part of a blockbuster Portraiture exhibition.