26th September – 7th November 2015
The Flourish exhibition brings together a wide range of prints made by artists shortlisted for this year’s award, selected by an independent panel of judges. Fine art printmaker Anne Desmet, Huddersfield Art Gallery manager Ruth Gamble and Hepworth curator Holly Grange, have carefully considered artworks entered from all over the country. Their selection presents a diverse, rich and imaginative group of printmakers. The winner of the Flourish Award is Sumi Perera who will receive a two week residency at West Yorkshire Print Workshop and the chance to present a solo print exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in Autumn 2016. Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to select their own favourites too for our People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
The Shortlisted artists on display for Flourish Award 2015 exhibition are: Neil Bousfield, Sarah Harris, Biddy Hudson, Simon Lewis, Moira McTague, Stef Mitchell, Georgia Peskett, Sumi Perera, Graham Riding, Jenny Thomas and Sam Towler.
We are delighted to invite you to Flourish Award 2015, which takes place from 6pm – 8pm on Friday 2nd October. 11 artists have been shortlisted for the award and their work is on display in the gallery until the 7th November.
The winner receives the opportunity to stage a solo show at Huddersfield Art Gallery next year, as well as a years free membership at West Yorkshire Print Workshop. Judges for this years award include artist Anne Desmet, Holly Grange (curator at the Hepworth) and Ruth Gamble (Huddersfield Art Gallery manager).
We do hope you can join us for this fascinating exhibition, opening event and prize giving this Friday.
We would like to congratulate Sumi Perera for winning ‘Flourish Printmaker of the Year 2015’! Neil Bousfield & Graham Riding have also been recognised by the judges as ‘Highly Commended’ for their excellence in printmaking.