Attila Olah – Hope University 2016 Graduate Prize Winner
Attila Olah – Hope University 2016 Graduate Prize Winner / Thursday 1st September 2016 - Friday 30th September 2016
Bluecoat Display Centre are delighted to work again with our partners Liverpool Hope University selecting Attila Olah as our prize winner from the 2016 degree show for Fine & Applied Arts graduates.
Attila’s work explores the power of the vessel: over thousands of years, through association with birth, nourishment, ritual, celebration and death, the vessel has become deeply rooted in the human psyche. Attila explores the vessel as the archetypal symbol of the body through which the Self and that which is beyond the Self can be realised.
Attila specialises in ceramics and ice sculpture. Alongside his studies at Liverpool Hope, Attila has worked with Glacial Art to produce ice sculptures for global TV phenomenon Game of Thrones. After applying for a summer placement with world renowned ceramicist Claudi Casanovas, he was also offered a year-long apprenticeship opportunity with Casanovas in Catalonia. Attila returned to his studies at Liverpool Hope after his year out, using what he had learned about the mediums of both ice and ceramics to inform his work for his degree show, which includes ceramic bowls suspended in ice.