Selected from open submission, the 13th Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking will bring together a diverse range of printmaking by selected artists from across the UK, presented in venues in the north of England in 2024 – our 40th anniversary year – by West Yorkshire Print Workshop.

The Flourish Award celebrates excellence in printmaking through a curated exhibition of around 10-15 artists shortlisted from open submission. We are looking for creativity, skill, originality and innovation in traditional handmade print: from relief print and intaglio to screen print, lithography and more.
The winner of the Award goes on to present their own solo print exhibition in Huddersfield. They will also benefit from a 2-week period of access to the facilities at WYPW.  In addition, there are runners-up prizes, including our student/recent graduate award.
The competition is open to established, emerging, and student artist/printmakers, with shortlisting and prizes awarded by an independent panel of judges. Artists can submit up to 3 individual pieces for consideration and have the chance to be part of an increasingly recognised Award and national exhibition, which provides a significant development opportunity for the winner as well as exposure.

Selected from open submission, the 13th Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking will bring together a diverse range of printmaking by selected artists from across the UK, presented in venues in the north of England in 2024 – our 40th anniversary year – by West Yorkshire Print Workshop.

The Flourish Award celebrates excellence in printmaking through a curated exhibition of around 10-15 artists shortlisted from open submission. We are looking for creativity, skill, originality and innovation in traditional handmade print: from relief print and intaglio to screen print, lithography and more.
The winner of the Award goes on to present their own solo print exhibition in Huddersfield. They will also benefit from a 2-week period of access to the facilities at WYPW.  In addition, there are runners-up prizes, including our student/recent graduate award.
The competition is open to established, emerging, and student artist/printmakers, with shortlisting and prizes awarded by an independent panel of judges. Artists can submit up to 3 individual pieces for consideration and have the chance to be part of an increasingly recognised Award and national exhibition, which provides a significant development opportunity for the winner as well as exposure.
2024 Shortlisted Artists:
We are thrilled to announce the shortlisted artists for Flourish 2024:
– Margaret Ashman
– Arzoo Azad
– Leonie Bradley
– Jess Bugler
– Ian Chamberlain
– Hammer Chen
– Paul Coldwell
– Lorenzo Davitti
– Ruth Fettis
– Georgia Green
– Layla Jabbari
– Ian Malhotra
– Lindsey Moran
– Bronte Teal
– Fouzia Zafar
Congratulations to all the shortlisted artists! We extend our heartfelt thanks to the over 160 applicants who submitted their work this year. Your creativity and passion have made the selection process both inspiring and challenging.
For those who were not shortlisted, we want to express our gratitude for your participation and for sharing your artwork with us. Please know that the decision-making process was difficult due to the high quality of submissions.
We will be in touch with the shortlisted artists via email shortly, and they can expect to hear from us about next steps by March 29th.
Judges  
This year’s judges are:
Grant Scanlan, Huddersfield Museums Manager
Tracy Hill, Artist
Martyn Lucas, Turnpike, Lead Officer – Arts
Awards / Prizes 
 
All shortlisted artists will have their work shown in the Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking 2024 exhibition.

The Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking 2024 has started with resounding success, showcasing exceptional talent and creativity by printmakers from across the UK. After careful consideration by an independent panel of judges, we are delighted to announce the deserving winners of the Flourish Award.

Flourish Award 2024 Winner

Taking home the coveted title of Flourish Award 2024 Winner is Ian Chamberlain. His mastery of traditional handmade print techniques such as etching, coupled with his originality and innovation, captivated the judges and earned him this esteemed recognition.

As the Flourish Award winner, Chamberlain will have the opportunity to present a solo print exhibition in Huddersfield. Additionally, he will benefit from a two-week period of access to the facilities at West Yorkshire Print Workshop.

2nd Place 2024 – Hawthorn Printmakers Award:

Securing the 2nd place position is Jess Bugler recipient of the Hawthorn Printmakers Award. Her exceptional talent and dedication to the craft of printmaking stood out, earning this accolade. As the recipient of the Hawthorn Printmakers Award, Bugler will receive £50 worth of materials from Hawthorn Printmakers, along with a year’s membership at West Yorkshire Print Workshop and a residency with complimentary access to facilities.

Recent Graduate Printmaker/Student Award 2024:

Recognising promising talent in the field of printmaking, the Recent Graduate/Student Award has been awarded to Hammer Chen. Chen’s cinematic printmaking combines brilliant technique and a fantastic artistic eye. As the recipient of this award, Chen will receive a free course, £30 worth of materials from WYPW, and one year of membership with access to workshops and resources.

We extend our warmest congratulations to all the winners and all the shortlisted artists on show in the exhibition for their thought-provoking work.

We would also like to express our gratitude to the judges for their expertise and diligence in the selection process, as well as to all the participants for their contributions to making the Flourish Award 2024 a resounding success.

An exhibition of all shortlisted artists work will be displayed at the gallery space in West Yorkshire Print Workshop at the Piazza, Huddersfield from 9th May- 29th June 2024 before going on tour to Hot Bed Press in Salford during the Summer and concluding at 20:21 Gallery in North Lincolnshire in the Autumn.

Exhibition  
 
An exhibition of all shortlisted artists work will be showcased at the gallery space in West Yorkshire Print Workshop at the Piazza, Huddersfield from 9th May until 29th June 2024, before going on tour to Hot Bed Press in Salford during the Summer, and concluding at 20:21 Gallery in North Lincolnshire in the Autumn.
Stay tuned for more updates!
 
 

Margaret Ashman

Ian Chamberlain

Ruth Fettis

Lindsey Moran

Arzoo Azad

Hammer Chen

Georgia Green

Bronte Teal

Leonie Bradley

Paul Coldwell

Layla Jabbari

Fouzia Zafar

Jess Bugler

Lorenzo Davitti

Ian Malhotra

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