Congratulations to illustration graduate Josh Morris who won the £500 first prize in the Unleashed 2013 Best in the North at the Chophouse Art Exhibition with his drawing "Piccadilly" at the Gala Dinner in Manchester on Thursday (18th July). Not only did he win the top prize but he also sold the drawing at the charity auction for North West Ambulance Service, taking home another few hundred pounds into the bargain.
The Unleashed Show exhibits a selection of affordable original art by final year graduates from Universities across the North of the UK; as well as UCLan student work there were graduate entries from MMU, LJMU, LMU, Stockport, Blackpool, Salford, Huddersfield, Sheffield Hallam, Derby in the exhibition at Mr Thomas and Sam's Chophouse.
Josh's drawing was made on site in Piccadilly during a final year reportage drawing project in Manchester city centre. Josh was also shortlisted for the prize with these drawings made in Church Street and Dale Street:
See more of his work here
See the other selected work in the Unleashed Exhibition at Mr Thomas' Chophouse Manchester here
The exhibition is a selling show and half of the proceeds go to North West Air Ambulance the other half to the student entrants.