A STUDENT has won a prize for her final year degree work.

Amber Drew Sparrey was awarded the Boffy Award for Best Student in an Arts Subject as part of the University of Worcester’s Degree Show 2018, in which undergraduate students on Art & Design, Fine Art, Creative Digital Media, Animation, Illustration and Graphic Design courses exhibit some of the pieces they created during their studies.

Miss Sparrey, a Fine Art student, aged 22, of St Johns said: “I am extremely grateful to have received this award,”

“It’s nice to be recognised not only for my artwork, but also my commitment and contribution to the course and the arts.”

Amber’s award-winning exhibit Eternal Beauty, Internal Hate was a three-screen film installation.

“My practice explores fabricated femininity, gender and identity in the digital age,” Miss Sparrey said. “I do this through the construction of my alter ego, ‘Ambie Drew’, who plays the role of a woman desperately seeking feminine perfection in a synthetic reality."

“The work questions how we present ourselves as women through society’s feminine ideals and analyses the consumption of beauty through the female gaze. Creating theatrical backdrops in a domestic space, I use beauty products and objects I have collected as props to film with. I capture the visceral and grotesque nature of women’s everyday rituals."

Beyond that, she plans to study a Master’s degree in Japan, with a view to a career as either an artist or lecturer.