A BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate has taken one of the top prizes at a major London exhibition featuring around 1,000 artists

Clare Baskerville, who will start her MA Fine Art at AUB next month, was runner up for best individual work at the Free Range Fine Art Week for her piece Until We Get There.

Billed as the “largest creative graduate showcase in Europe”, the event was held at The Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London and Clare said she was shocked her work achieved so much recognition.

She said: “To have been awarded runner-up for individual work by the Free Range Fine Art Week at The Truman Brewery honestly couldn’t have surprised me more.

“My work isn’t typically ‘cutting edge or cool’, so it has been an interesting time, since the award, to look at my preconceptions of what I thought the art world, particularly London, endorsed.

“Some of the concerns I had about being a late starter as mature student, have been dispelled.”