20 June 2017

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Benjamin Sullivan Painting of His Wife Breastfeeding Wins BP Portrait Prize

A portrait of a serene mother breastfeeding her eight-month-old daughter has won this year’s BP Portrait Award, winning the sitter’s husband the £30,000 first prize.

17 May 2016

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Ex-Boxer Christopher Gray Wins The Influential XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

The XL Catlin Art Prize has been won this year by the highly original ex boxer Chris Gray. His work is an animated film with added puppetry which depicts compassion and violence. It was truly original and engaging. He commented, “I feel overwhelmed with happiness right now and amazed that I’ve won the prize. I have […]

3 February 2015

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Alex Hartley Wins £10,000 Arts Foundation Award For Working With The Elements

Last week artist Alex Hartley took to the stage at Notting Hill’s 20th Century Theatre to collect one of six £10,000 cheques from Guest of Honour author Jeanette Winterson. This years’ theme was Art in the Elements focussing on artists who occupy the landscape, making objects, installations or even interventions in the elements rather than […]

1 December 2014

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Duncan Campbell Wins The Turner Prize 2014

Favourite Duncan Campbell has won this year’s Turner Prize on the anniversary of its 30th year; the artist presented his in-depth video work ‘It For Others’. Campbell beat fellow artists James Richards, Tris Vonna-Mitchell, and Ciara Phillips, shortlisted for Britain’s most coveted contemporary art prize. The four artists employed audio, video, craft and design, however […]

23 May 2013

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Margaret Harrison Awarded Northern Art Prize For 2013

The winner of this year’s Northern Art Prize is Margaret Harrison. She also takes the People’s Choice Prize and is only the second person in the event’s history to win both. The winner was chosen from a shortlist of four:  Margaret Harrison, Rosalind Nashashibi, Emily Speed, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan. Ms Harrison received £16,500 […]