We’re delighted to announce MA Art and Science student and 2017 AER Resident at Joya: arte + ecología, Stephen Bennett has made the shortlist!

Earlier this week, the judging panel ­took a tour through Degree Show One: Art to meet the 14 nominated students. The 2018 judges include Chief Curator of V&A East Catherine Ince, jewellery designer Hannah Martin, artist Cathy Lomax and Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President of MullenLowe Group Creative Council and Chief Creative Officer of MullenLowe Group UK.

After each student presented their final projects, detailing the stories and inspirations behind them, the judges deliberated and selected this year’s first shortlist. Shortlisted from Show One for the 2018 MullenLowe NOVA Awards are:

Yajing Hu (MA Photography) for ‘Heartbeat’, a part-performance, part-projection inspired by her mother’s death; Stephen Bennett (MA Art and Science) who explores the role of art in translating science and policy making; Matthew Wang (BA Fine Art) for his endless journey to become Ted Green in ‘A Brief History of Ted Green’ and Cybi Williams, whose series of untitled paintings document his own journey as an artist.