This site profiles the works of both Lorraine Cooke MA and Roderick K. Newlands MA (RCA.) Cooke and Newlands have regularly exhibited together and continue to add to their portfolio of exhibitions both in the UK and abroad. Cooke completed an AA2A residency during 2008- 2009 and was voted 'AA2A Artist of the Year' 2009. She is winner of the 'Bonarota Award 2011' awarded by Dr. Stass Paraskos of Cyprus. Newlands achievements include the 'Royal Scottish Academy Meyer Oppenheim prize,' the 'Royal Academy Carnegie award,' the 'Imperial College purchase prize' and an 'Eastern Arts Council Major Award.' Please see individual artist’s biographies and CV's below.

November 2010

Cyprus College of Art- MA Fine Art.

November 18, 2010 by Lorraine Cooke   Comments (0)

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Lorraine Cooke is currently studying on the MA Fine Art course at 'Cyprus College of Art,' (CCA.) She is living in Kissonerga (a Cypriot village just 1km from the college in Lempa.) She is developing a body of works inspired by Cyprus (the islands light, architecture, landscapes, archaeological finds, Greek art, etc.) The first painting to be produced in this series is 'flight' which can be viewed in Lorraine's album of paintings.

About CCA: CCA was founded in 1969 by the Cypriot painter Stass Paraskos and is the oldest college on the mediterranean island of Cyprus. It has two campuses, one in Lempa near Paphos and one in Larnaca. The college was originally based in the town of Famagusta but, after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was forced to move to the town of Kato Paphos. It remained here until 1985, when the Ministry of Education granted it use of the former school building in the village of Lempa, 4 km north of Paphos. The Masters degree in Fine Art is the most popular programme attracting artists from all over the world.

Over the years many well- known artists have studied, taught and worked at the college, including Peter De Francia, Sir Terry Frost, Euan Uglow, Jennifer Durrant, Mali Morris, Rachel Whiteread, Dennis Creffield and Ricky Wilson (British musician.) Some of these artists have contributed to the 'Great Wall of Lempa,' (an ever growing wall of sculpture surrounding the college at Lempa, which Stass Paraskos started and continues to work on.) The college itself is a work of art.