SOS T-Shirt Design Competition

We have been contacted by Claire Baylis who is the Fundraising and Outreach Officer for the Sumatran Orangutan Society. Claire is asking if any of our students would like to enter their T-Shirt competition. Please read the text below and then follow the link if you are interested. If any of you create artwork for this competition we would love to see it here! Email it to us and we will post it on our college news blog for you.


Fancy seeing your designs featured on the official SOS t-shirts and promoted all around the world? Then enter our design competition! It is open to all graphic designers and artists – student or professional – and the deadline for submissions is November 26th 2010.

Sold through our online shop, Jungle Shop and at events, the t-shirts will raise money for SOS, helping protect critically endangered Sumatran orangutans and their rainforest home.

Winners will receive five t-shirts and winners and runners up will be promoted in print and online, offering great exposure for your work and raising awareness about the cause.

Lion Graphite Drawing

This portrait really stood out to me when assessing my last batch of students work. Its has been drawn by a student currently working on the pet Portrait Diploma Course and this drawing illustrates the use of a putty eraser well. You can see how the student has lifted off the graphite to bring out the subtle tones and highlights adding light into the piece. I hope you all find it interesting to study.

Annual Confrence and Winner of the Student of the Year 2010

The college held its annual tutor’s conference in Bristol this year. Most of our tutors were able to attend and there were lively discussions on a variety of topics. The continued development of the website and the increasing popularity of the Student’s Forum were both discussed.

There were almost fifty entries in this year’s Student of the Year Competition and the sixteen shortlisted entries on now on the website. It was very difficult for the tutors to select a winner, but eventually  Pernilla Nehler from Sweden a student  the Portraiture course was selected.  Jolanda Twivey on our Colour Pencils course was runner up and in third place came Lynn Graham. Lynn is a student on the Children’s Book Illustration course.

The winning entries can be seen below  Congratulations to our winners and our thanks and appreciation to everyone who entered.

The London Art College Tutors Choosing the Student of the Year 2010.


The Winner – Pernilla Nehler from Sweden taking the Portraiture Course


Second Place – Jolanda Twivey on the Colour Pencils Course


Runner Up – Lynn Graham on the Children’s Book Illustration Course


Picturing Science……

Picturing Science

4th December – February 2011

Deadline for submissions 23rd October 2010

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists both locally and nationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions. Each year, over 500 individual artists (excluding those participating in Arthouse) exhibit work in a range of open exhibitions across three galleries – Orleans and Stables Galleries, Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

In 2010, we have further opportunities for you to submit artwork for an exhibition at the Riverside Gallery, Picturing Science. Scientists use an abstract language of signs to visualize and explain the invisible forces, relationships and processes which make up our world. Artists similarly create images to transmit and analyse meaning. The theme of this exhibition is the collision, intersection and contamination of these two systems of representation. Any media (prints, photos, paintings, objects, sculptures, film) and style are considered.

  • Artists can submit up to 5 original works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD, with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or colour printouts. Original artwork will not be accepted.
  • Please clearly label each submission with: artist’s name, title of work, date, media, approximate size and price before commission if the work is for sale (the gallery adds 40% of the artist price for commission + VAT).
  • In addition, please enclose contact details, an artist’s statement and CV.
  • There is a £10.00 administration charge (which also contributes towards exhibition costs); £7.50 concessions (please include proof). Please make cheques payable to ‘L.B.R.U.T’. Your submission will not be accepted without payment.
  • If you would like images returned, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Successful artists will be contacted by email or in writing approximately two weeks after the deadline. Any queries, please email curator Mark De Novellis at Or call 020 8831 6000. Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Mark De Novellis

Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

Education, Children’s and Cultural Services
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Orleans House Gallery
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Direct line: 020 8831 6490

London Art College Competition – Finalists Online

Finalists Online

The finalists have now been officially announced and are online for all to see. You can view all the entries (including last years entries) at this link here – London Art College Student of the Year and the finalists can bee seen here – 2010 Student of the year Finalists.

We thank all of those students who entered and also congratulations to those who made it to the finals. We will be announcing the winners in a weeks time. Stay Tuned!