Stuttle Painting Bursary
Art students from Huntington School can apply each year for an opportunity to be awarded the Stuttle Painting Bursary. The bursary is given to the most outstanding students each year.
The Stuttle Painting Bursary was set up in 2002 following the death of Carolines Stuttle in Bundaberg, Australia. Caroline had a great love for art and was a talented student at Huntington School. Her father professional artist Alan Stuttle and her brother Richard Stuttle decided to set up a painting bursary in her name. The aim is to give students an opportunity and freedom to create a painting or or travel somewhere of their choosing and start their first steps to a career within the arts.
The bursary is open to art students from Huntington School in York who can apply directly though the art department. A first award of £200 is awarded to the student who can show a substantial body of refined works highlighting their skills and talents as an artist. 3 runner up awards of £100 will be given for outstanding work.
“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” Michelangelo
After three years at the Stoke on Trent College of Art, he was accepted by the Royal College of Art London. Following a series of solo exhibitions Alan retired from teaching at the age of 29 to devote more time to painting as a Professional Artist.
In 1972 he moved to York opening the Alan Stuttle Gallery in Micklegate, he used the gallery as a base for travelling around the country painting new subjects and expanding his portfolio. In 1988 Alan opened another gallery in Scarborough giving access to the east coast. After painting in the historic city of York the fresh sea air brought new vibrancy to his art.
The 90’s offered new challenges in Europe, USA & Canada, this increased his portfolio significantly, most certainly the energy of Italy brought more excitement and colour to his work.
“I have always been inspired by the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and would like now to go back to painting landscapes. I have put paint on paper or canvas pretty much everyday of my life but there are still many views waiting to be painted.” Alan Stuttle
2018 Bursary Winners
The Stuttle Painting Bursary at Huntington School this year has been awarded to Sixth Form art students, Maddie Hancocks, Katie Bolton, Beth Maycock and Annie Foo.
The annual bursary is awarded in memory of Alan’s daughter Caroline Stuttle who was murdered in Australia in April 2002. Caroline had studied art at Huntington School and Alan set up the bursary to support art students and give them opportunities to develop their work.
“The girl’s work is on display in the schools annual arts festival exhibition, featuring work from KS3, GCSE and A Level art students. Students also design and create artwork during the week of the arts festival responding to a specific theme.” Cassie Garbutt, Art Subject Leader