The award was established in 2009 to celebrate and promote excellence in printmaking from WYPW members. This is an exciting development and allows WYPW to champion and showcase the best printmaking from practitioners across Yorkshire. It provides Yorkshire artists and printmakers the opportunity to exhibit their work at the WYPW Gallery and go on to plan their own solo print exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in 2014 as part of the prizes awarded to the winner.
The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 28th September – Saturday 16 November.
Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October 2013
Judging of work in the Flourish Exhibition.
Joanna Bourne – Artist/Printmaker
A printmaker based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Joanna has been printmaking for the last 20 years, specialising in linocut, woodcut and drypoint. She is a member and teaches at Northern Print Workshop.
More information www.joannabourne.co.uk
Serena Smith – Artist/Printmaker
Serena Smith is an artist and printmaker. Following initial study in fine art she worked at the Curwen Studio, where she was Stanley Jones’ assistant for twelve years. During this period she trained as a studio printer and produced work collaboratively for many artists. Her work now includes a range of educational, technical and collaborative projects alongside her own studio practice.
Serena is represented by Eagle Gallery, London, and Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington.
More information www.serenasmith.org
Nick Loaring – Designer/Printmaker
Nick Loaring is a designer and printmaker. He founded The Print Project whose aim is to keep the skill and art of letterpress printing alive by producing work which is incredible to read, feel and touch. It’s that simple.
More information www.theprintproject.co.uk
Ruth Gamble – Huddersfield Art Gallery
Ruth Gamble is from Huddersfield Art Gallery. Huddersfield Art Gallery has supported the Flourish Print Award since it’s very beginnings. It provides the star prize of the Flourish Award, a solo exhibition in their wonderful gallery. The gallery presents an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, featuring the best of art, craft, photography and sculpture from regional, national and international artists.
More information www.kirklees.gov.uk/art
Simon Hester – Hester Gallery
Simon is the runs the Hester Gallery, which is a privately run gallery in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The gallery exhibits and sells 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Print.
Their aim is to bring quality art to a wide audience in a friendly and relaxed gallery space. Having been established for over 25 years, the gallery has gained a solid reputation for quality and have customers throughout the U.k.
More information www.hestergallery.co.uk
Friday 8th November 2013
Private View and Award Ceremony, Prizes given to Flourish Printmaker of the Year and Emerging Printmaker of the Year, 6 – 8pm.