Fine Art alumnus wins Signature Art Prize

Habib Hajallie has won a Signature Art Prize in the category of Drawing and Printmaking for his piece ‘Can I Touch Your Hair?’.

Can I Touch Your Hair? by Habib Hajallie
Habib Hajallie, Can I Touch Your Hair?

Habib sold his artwork at the exhibition, which looks at racial prejudice in modern society and features text in the background from the 1940s book, ‘Sierra Leone studies’.

The judges said:

“This is a terrific piece in every way, great technique, great message, a great artistic achievement”.

The Signature Art Prize aims to promote the work of artists at the beginning of their careers, showcasing the unique styles and designs of students and recent graduates.

Habib graduated with a degree in Fine Art in 2017.

Congratulations to Habib on his award.