The Flourish Award was established in 2009 by West Yorkshire Print Workshop to champion and showcase excellence in printmaking across Yorkshire. The award has now gone national, provding artists and printmakers from across the UK with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group exhibition at the WYPW Gallery. The winner of the award goes on to present their own solo print exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in 2018. The winner also benefit from a two-week residency at WYPW.
A further round of judging will take place to decide the winner, and the official ‘artists reception’ and announcement of the Award will be held on Friday 27 October, 6-8pm.
Judges for this years panel are-
Head of Collections and Programmes, Leeds Art Gallery.
Artist/Printmaker and winner of Flourish Award 2015.
Senior Curator, Kirklees Museums and Galleries.
During the exhibition our panel of judges will select the winning printmaker - the Flourish Award Winner. In addition there are runners-up prizes, including our student/recent graduate award, of vouchers and materials kindly given by our sponsors:
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)
Ji Yue Deng
Pierre Antoine Martin
Liz K Miller
West Yorkshire Print Workshop