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Extra Mile Awards 2007: Student Artwork

In 2007 we commissioned as prizes, artwork from:

Richard Turner, Donna Sellars and tom Jenkins

Richard Turner (Technician at University Centre Barnsley), Donna Sellars and Tom Jenkins, Fine Art students

Tom Jenkins and Donna Sellars fine art students at University Centre Barnsley designed the "Golden Bite Award" which portrays the giving of knowledge from tutor to student.

"The apple represents knowledge; the bite from the apple represents nourishment given. The gold is a representation that knowledge is valuable."

Extra Mile Awards 2007 apple plaque

Extra Mile Awards 2007 plaque

In addition and on a similar theme Tom and Donna also designed the Extra Mile Award 2007 plaque, which was presented to awardees.Tom and Donna were supported by technicians from the School including Richard Turner from the University Centre Barnsley.

Jason Donnell

Jason Donnell, BA Textile Craft student

Jason Donnell who is currently in his third year of the BA Textile Craft course and a designer of bespoke handcrafted wall hangings and rugs.

Jason used quotes from Patagonia Revisited by Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux as a starting point for designs based on ‘Reflections’.


"And when, after the long trip,I arrived in Patagonia I felt I was nowhere...... This was a discovery - the look of it. I thought: Nowhere is a place."

"Only the Patagonian paradox: tiny blossoms in vast space; to be here, it helped to be a miniaturist, or else interested in enormous empty spaces." There was no intermediate zone of study. Either the enormity of the desert or the sight of a tiny flower. In Patagonia you had to choose between the tiny or the vast."


Reflective surfaces which are found on an everyday basis were photographed and then translated into designs. Jason designed and hand made a framed wall hanging as one of the joint first prizes and also produced pictures based on the reflection theme for our joint third prize winners. He said - "I feel a strong relationship with this quote, as I often realise the beauty of something when I am not expecting to find anything."

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