St John's College Oxford

Alumna Greta Sharp to give Mansfield-Ruddock Prize talk at Mansfield College

Date 25 November 2019

St John's alumna Greta Sharp (2016, Fine Art) was the undergraduate winner of the inaugural Mansfield-Ruddock Prize in 2019, given to the best graduate and undergraduate pieces from the Ruskin School of Art. She will now show her art and speak about her winning piece in an event at Mansfield College.

The Mansfield-Ruddock Prize is a new award, funded by the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts, facilitated by Mansfield alumnus Sir Paul Ruddock. Each year the Prize aims to acquire an undergraduate and a graduate work for the College from the Ruskin School of Art degree show. This year's judging panel was made up of acclaimed artist Marc Quinn, director of the Frieze Art Fairs Victoria Siddall, and award-winning filmmaker Simon Pummell. 

Greta was unanimously chosen as the winner of the £2,500 undergraduate prize for her film, entitled In Conversation with Myself. She said, 'I am honoured to be awarded the Mansfield-Ruddock Prize in its first year. The support from the judges and their positive comments on my work have given me a newfound confidence in my practice since graduating, and have helped support me in funding a studio space, where I can continue creating and pursuing my artistic career'.

Greta will be showing her film and discussing it with Helen Mountfield, President of Mansfield College at 5:30pm on Friday 29 November, in The Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium at Mansfield College.

Find out more and reserve your place here.