Sara Salman wins the Jerwood Prize for Traditional Arts 2009

Sara Salman

Established with the Jerwood Foundation in 2008, the prize is an annual award granted to one student at the Prince's School to recognize exceptional work and talent in the field of traditional arts and craftsmanship. This year, five students from the School's degree course competed for the ¬£5,000 Jerwood Prize which was presented by HRH The Prince of Wales at a special award ceremony on 14 July 2009. "The Prince's School for Traditional Arts represents all that the Jerwood Foundation stands for; to fund responsible and imaginative initiatives within the visual and performing arts,  to support talented professionals in the early years of their careers, and to support excellence in all areas of human endeavour," commented Alan Grieve, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation. "I am delighted that the Jerwood Foundation will be involved with the Prince's School for Traditional Arts once again, with the second Jerwood Prize for Traditional Arts to be presented on 14 July 2009."Sara Salman graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2002, with a major in painting. She practiced as a professional artist and teacher before coming to the PSTA. For her final project she has used geometric design to explore floral structures and patterns. She has collected floral references whilst travelling in Britain and used them as a basis for a series of paintings. After graduating she will return to Lahore to teach the philosophy and approach to art that she has practiced at the School.