Aon Community Art Awards

Two final year students from BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation David Howe and Jacob Phillips were selected at this years Manchester School of Art Degree show, as recipients of the Aon Community Art Award 2016/7. 

As featured previously the work selected by Aon formed a part of The Bradford Pit Project. These awards form a further recognition of the role of the artist as the translator, interpreter and illustrator of research. Creating direct engagement and impact within the specific communities we work with through design/art/media outcomes.

The aim of the Aon Community Award is to recognise and support young artists as they graduate from the Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester Schools of Art, offering mentoring and workshops to help support imaginative and vibrant practice.

The selected works will be exhibited at Aon’s global headquarters in London from August 2016 to August 2017. The work will be displayed in Aon’s prestigious client suite in the Leadenhall Building, and will be seen by clients, employees and visitors from all over the world.  Students will then be invited to a launch event in September to see the work installed on site.

About Aon Plc 

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and  reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions.

The Community Art Award Programme forms part of our overall Community Affairs programme, which supports local communities, charities and organisations with mentoring, volunteering and financial help from Aon employees.

NB: Text edited from nomination letter provided to the recipient students.

Author: Ian Whadcock

Senior Lecturer Manchester School of Art, BA(Hons) Illustration with Animation course.

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