Coleg Cambria Yale student, Nathan Barnard had the honour of working with Turner Prize winning artist and Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, Grayson Perry earlier this year.
Nathan,19, from Oswestry studied Level 3 in Foundation Studies Art and Design at Cambria. He saw one of Grayson’s crowdsourcing videos online in which the artist requested viewers to send in images based on how they voted in the EU referendum. These images would then be used on a ‘leave’ pot and a ‘remain’ pot depending on which way participants voted.
Nathan uploaded his image based on his ‘remain’ vote and was chosen to be part of the project.
The TV programme, entitled ‘Divided Britain’ which aired earlier this year on Channel 4 featured Grayson’s work, the ideas and the process of crowdsourcing the images.
Nathan said, “It is purely by chance that I got involved with this project. Grayson Perry has been one of my biggest inspirations both socially and artistically. Having followed Grayson for the last decade at least, he’s one of the main reasons why and how I came across ceramics and craft as an artform. He’s also partly to thank for the way in which I see society and myself.
“I believe I am the youngest person to be featured on either of the pots and I wanted to show, by sending in my photograph, that young people want to have a say in politics and how decisions affect us. This project is just one way I’ve been able to do that and I’m proud, firstly to be featured on such exquisite work, but also to know that my views are immortalised in a ceramics piece that may well last for thousands of years.”
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