Winchester School of Art Students Win Commission
Three students from the Winchester School of Art have secured their first artistic commission to produce six pieces of art for our Parmenter House development in the heart of the city.
Students Audrey Lukban, Georgia de Buriatte, and Selina Hamilton, who are in their second year of study, each produced two pieces of art – four of which are now hanging in the foyer of Parmenter House – a Grade II Listed former office building, which has been converted into nine apartments.
The two further pieces are now hanging in the two remaining apartments, and will be offered to the buyers as a memento of the scheme’s development.
Each piece of artwork depicts a scene from historic Winchester, realised in a fresh, contemporary style. Georgia’s creations, both done in lino cut, capture the celebrated stain glass windows at Winchester Cathedral, and St Catherine’s Hill, while Audrey has produced portraits of the city’s Gurkha Museum and Peninsula Barracks, and the iconic Buttercross on the high street. In pink lino cut, Selina has chosen to represent the High Street Clock, and Winchester City Mill.
Gordon Piper, Hazeley, comments; “Parmenter House is a boutique development for local people, so it was a natural decision to commission local artwork by local artists. We are delighted to have given these rising stars from the Winchester School of Art an opportunity to capture historic Winchester in all of its rich history.
“Each piece brings Winchester’s beloved features to life and marries the city’s heritage with a contemporary style, transforming the foyer into a welcoming, space that showcases the character of this historic city.”