Mirren Glencorse, Vanessa Wong, the Worshipful the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Linda Burgess and Marisa Thornton.

Three  Art and Design students have won the Best of Barnsley Mayor’s Award for their artwork based on Picasso at an exhibition at The Cooper Gallery.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Linda Burgess, congratulated students Mirren Glencorse, Marisa Thornton and Vanessa Wong for their limited edition contemporary prints. Students were presented with £100 cheque and a certificate at The Cooper Gallery award ceremony.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Linda Burgess, said: “As a trustee of The Cooper Gallery it’s good to award and meet the young people of Barnsley. I wanted to recognise students who are making a way for the arts in Barnsley and celebrate their artistic skills.”

Winner Mirren Glencorse, 17, added: “I was really happy when I found out that I had won the Best of Barnsley Mayor’s Award for my artwork. Being able to see my work displayed in a professional capacity at The Cooper Gallery has given me a great sense of achievement.”

Last updated: 19th May 2017

Originally posted on: 19th May 2017