Flourish Award 2017 16 September – 28 October

The Flourish Award 2017

The results are in for this years #Flourishaward shortlist, a big congratulations to-

David Armes
Jess Bugler
Ji Yue Deng
Sarah Duncan
Tracy Hill
Claire Hynds
Melanie King
Pierre Antoine Martin
Liz K Miller
Clare Phelan
Roy Willingham
Susan Wright

The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 16 September until Saturday 28 October.

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-

Yvonne Hardman
Head of Collections and Programmes, Leeds Museums and Galleries.

Sumi Perera
Artist/Printmaker and winner of Flourish Award 2015.

Grant Scanlon
Huddersfield Museums Manager.

What is Flourish Award

The Flourish Award was established in 2009 by West Yorkshire Print Workshop to champion and showcase excellence in printmaking across Yorkshire. The award now provides 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.


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.

At the Flourish Award event on 27th October, the following prizes were awarded:
Flourish Award winner 2017 and Jackson's Art Prize - Liz K Miller
Great Art Prize - Roy Willingham
Awagami Paper Prize - Tracy Hill
Intaglio Printmakers Prize (People's Choice) - Clare Phelan
Hawthorn Printmakers Supplies Graduate/Student Prize - Jess Bugler
R K Burt & Co. Prize - Sarah Duncan

Flourish exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery

Winner of Flourish 2016 and the Intaglio Printmaker Prize, Amy-Jane Blackhall, will present her exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in October 2017.

Amy-Jane's work emerges from her fascination with the concept of interconnectedness, through the physical and spiritual act of making, particularly the repetitive nature of print.

Underlying structures are central to Amy-Jane's imagery; derived from sacred places, she frequently references archetypal symbols, Oriental art and Eastern ideologies. Recurring themes in her work reflect on how the universality has a strong aesthetic appeal transcending space and time, language and culture.