6th December 2001




A Lincoln photography student has won a £500 bursary to produce a photographic work for North Kesteven District Council.


University of Lincoln student Rowan Watson (22) has been commissioned by the council to produce a work on the theme ‘After Dark’.


Her photography will then be exhibited next year both in North Kesteven and further afield.


“I get £300 now and a further £200 on completion of the project,” said Rowan, who studies Media Production specialising in photography at the Brayford Pool campus of the university.


“I wasn’t sure about the brief but my photography tutor persuaded me to apply, and it was quite a surprise when I heard I’d been successful. The money will come in very useful!”


The third-year student from the Cotswolds, who has been working on 360-degree panoramas and night shots, plans to produce 12 large images of a scene in North Kesteven which will comprise an entire 360-degree shot.


Jane Harrison of ArtsNK, the arts development arm of North Kesteven District Council, said this was the first time the bursary had been awarded.


“We try to promote photography to as many people as possible and encourage up-and-coming photographers by promoting their work,” said Ms Harrison.


“We hope this bursary will give Rowan the opportunity to produce a completely different piece of work which she would otherwise have been unable to produce.”


The bursary was offered to photography students in the area or students from North Kesteven who are studying a recognised photography course elsewhere in the UK.


Rowan was due to meet ArtsNK today (Thursday) to discuss her work and when and where it will be exhibited.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk