ARTWORK by creative students has gone on display at York St John University as part of an international exhibition on art and disability.

The Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington (APEW) is presenting the third exhibition on art and disability at the university.

It features works submitted for the Eleanor Worthington Prize, and also videos documenting the activities of the Associazione.

Students from several British and Italian institutions have taken part in the competition.

The prize has been established in memory of Eleanor Worthington, a severely disabled Anglo-Italian young woman, who throughout life kept a strong enthusiasm for living, which was inspiring for the many people who met her. She lived mainly in York, where she was born, and in Urbino, Italy.

The prize concentrates on visual language and is for young people in secondary schools, colleges and universities. Two parallel sets of prizes have been awarded to students from Italian and from British institutions. Jack Laycock, a fine art student at York St John, received the British second prize in this prestigious art award. The exhibition is at the university’s Quad South Hall Foyer. It is free and open to the public every day until Saturday.