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Art and Design Student’s Compelling Audio Work Earns Gallery Recognition

Level 3 Art and Design student, Zara Shah, has been announced as the winner of the Further Education Category in the Turner Contemporary and Canterbury Christ Church University’s Portfolio Competition 2020.  

Zara scooped the top prize for their compelling audio-based work detailing the journey of a young Afghan refugee who loses their family to war and travels across the world to the UK to save their own life.  

The fictional story, based on real events, impressed the competition judges and earnt Zara a spot in the Turner Contemporary’s online exhibition, ‘Portfolio 2020: Places and Spaces’.  

Principal of Broadstairs College, Kurt Salter, commented: “We’re proud to see Zara’s work selected by the Turner Contemporary and Canterbury Christ Church University as the winner of the Further Education category.  

This achievement is a testament to the talent of our Creative Industries students, and the hard work and dedication of our staff who have gone above and beyond to support our learners during the lockdown.  

The Portfolio Competition acknowledges and celebrates the creative talents of students, educators and community groups across Kent and Medway. The online exhibition can be viewed on the Turner Contemporary’s website.   

Applications to study Art and Design at Broadstairs College this September are still open. For more information and to apply, visit our Art and Design Pathway page