15 Oct 2015
Student wins Ultimate Edible Masterpiece
Fine Art student Paula Riley, who goes by the artist name Priley Riley, has been announced as the winner of Ultimate Edible Masterpiece for her creation made from satsumas.
The competition, oragnised by ArtFund, challenged the public to make edible versions of their favourite works of art or cultural icons in order to raise money for UK museums and galleries.
Priley’s satsuma recreation of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel fresco painting was awarded first place by panel of creative experts including Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn, chef, restaurateur and journalist, Rowley Leigh, and The Guardian's art critic, Jonathan Jones.
Inspired by The Creation of Adam, which forms part of the ceiling of the papal chapel in Vatican City, Priley was by praised judges for her imagination and inspiring use of ingredients.
Priley comments: “I’m not very good at cooking, as a student I normally live on microwave meals. But I really wanted to enter because I liked that it was an art-based competition and that the money would go towards supporting museums and galleries, so I had to find something I could use.”