Flourish Award 2017

16th September – 28th October 2017

Join us for the closing party of the Flourish Award exhibition and announcement of prize winners on

Friday 27th October, 6.00 – 8.00pm

West Yorkshire Print Workshop is pleased to invite you to the Flourish Award 2017 prize giving event. Established in 2009 to champion printmakers working throughout Yorkshire, Flourish now celebrates work from across the UK, with an exhibition of artists selected from open submission.

The exhibition brings together a wide range of prints made by artists shortlisted for this year’s award, selected by an independent panel of judges. Sumi Perera, artist and winner of Flourish 2015; Yvonne Hardman, Head of Collections and Programmes at Leeds Museums and Galleries; and Grant Scanlon, Huddersfield Museums Manager, have carefully considered artworks submitted from all over the country. Their selection presents a diverse, rich and imaginative group of 12 printmakers which is on display in the WYPW gallery in Mirfield.

The winner of the Flourish Award will receive a 2-week residency at West Yorkshire Print Workshop and the chance to present a solo print exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in Autumn 2018.

The judges will also award prizes to highly commended artists in the exhibition, kindly donated by Great Art, Jackson’s Art Supplies, Intaglio Printmaker, RK Burt & Co, Awagami Papers (Japan) and Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies.

Great Art Prize – £300
Jackson’s Art Supplies Prize – £100
Intaglio Printmaker Prize – £100
Hawthorn Printmaker Prize – £50
RK Burt & Co Prize – Unique paper pad (value £40)
Awagami Paper Prize – 50 sheets of Awagami Editioning Paper (value £175)

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to select their own favourite for our People’s Choice Award, which will also be announced at the end of the exhibition. The exhibition runs until 28th October.

Shortlisted artists for the Flourish Award 2017 are
David Armes, Jess Bugler, Ji Yue Deng, Sarah Duncan, Tracy Hill, Clare Hynds, Melanie King, Pierre Antoine Martin, Liz K Miller, Clare Phelan, Roy Willingham, Susan Wright.

The winner of the Flourish Award will receive a year’s free membership at West Yorkshire Print Workshop and the chance to present a solo print exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in Autumn 2017.

The judges will also award prizes to highly commended artists in the exhibition, kindly donated by Great Art, Jackson’s Art Supplies, Intaglio Printmaker, and Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to select their own favourite for our People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

 Shortlisted artists for the Flourish Award 2016 are:

 Amy-Jane Blackhall, Neil Bousfield, Christina France Crews, Antony Cross, Sumiko Eadon, Nadia Francis, Michael Griffiths, Robert Hart, Melanie King, Moira McTague, Peter Moseley, Myra Ryan, Mike Smith, Yuet Yean Teo.

The winner of the Flourish Award 2015, Sumi Perera, is currently showing her work at Huddersfield Art Gallery.  Her exhibition, ‘Liminal Spaces’, is on display until 15th October.

Winners

Congratulations to #flourishaward Award 2016 winner Amy-Jane Blackhall; Great Art prize winner Neil Bousfield; Jackson’s Art prize winner Nadia Francis; and Hawthorn Print Supplies/Great Art Student prize winner Antony Cross!