The Mount’s Artist-In-Residence, Francesca King, has been awarded an international Art prize.
The Anglo-Italian Eleanor Worthington Prize, was established in memory of Eleanor Worthington, a young native of York with significant disabilities who attended the Instituto Statale d’Arte in Urbino, Italy where she spent many happy, creative years inspiring her fellow students and staff and leaving an enduring legacy.
The Prize is awarded annually by the Eleanor’s family in collaboration with the Liceo Artistico Scuola del Libro (formerly the Instituto Statale d’Arte) in Urbino, Italy and the Urbino Local Authority.
In her role as Artist-In-Residence, Francesca assists Head of Art Sian Gabraitis in the department and is also available to advise Art students. Her winning works (below) explored the condition of selective mutism. Her win was announced on 3 December, the International Day of Persons With Disabilities.