Winner in Bishop's Art Prize announced

Georgia Dodson's winning painting, Goldfinches and Thistle-seeds (detail)
Image caption The goldfinch has often been used as a symbol for Christianity

A painting entitled Goldfinches and Thistle-seeds has been awarded first place in the annual Bishop's Art Prize.

Georgia Dodson, 21, described her work as a contemporary response to the theme of the competition, Life Journeys.

The competition has a first prize of £1,000 and is open to students at Norwich University College of the Arts.

The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James said: "The annual prize encourages the talented students to explore our rich spiritual heritage."

Joe Baker was runner-up with Slaver/Tanker, a diagram of a slave ship superimposed onto the plan of an oil tanker.

Aviva Leight also finished as a runner-up for Each Day is a Journey, a coat of merino fleece and indigo dye.

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