Flourish Award 2014

FLOURISHlogo 490x217FLOURISH 2014:
Award for Excellence in Printmaking, Yorkshire

Saturday 27 September – 15 November 2014

PRIVATE VIEW and OPEN event
Friday 10 October 2014, 5pm-8pm
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We are pleased to announce the details of our annual Flourish exhibition, which showcases excellence in printmaking across Yorkshire. Now in its sixth year, having been established in 2009 to champion printmakers working across the county, a new Flourish Printmaker of the Year must be chosen for 2014.

The Flourish group show, opening on 27 September, brings together a wide range of prints made by artists in the running for this year’s award, as selected by our independent panel of judges. Fine art printmakers June Russell and Ian Rawlinson, along with Huddersfield Art Gallery’s Grant Scanlan and Hot Bed Press’ Sean Rorke, have carefully considered all artworks entered from all over the county to come up with this fantastic shortlist. Included will be linocuts, screen prints, etchings, drypoints, collagraphs and monoprints.

The Flourish Printmaker of the Year 2014 will be announced at our private view and OPEN event on Friday 10 October. For more information about the event, please see below.

The winner of the Flourish Award will receive a year’s free membership at West Yorkshire Print Workshop – including 100 free printmaking hours – as well as the chance to present a solo print exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in Autumn 2015. The public are encouraged to select their own favourites too for our People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Shortlisted artists for the Flourish Award 2014 are:

  • Lesley Birch
  • Shelley Burgoyne
  • Hester Cox
  • Pam Grimmond
  • Sarah Harris
  • Brian Hindmarch
  • Scarlette Homeshaw
  • Michelle Keegan
  • Dorrie King
  • Moira McTague
  • Stef Mitchell
  • Helen Peyton
  • Trevor Pollard
  • Geraldine Smith

To celebrate the Flourish Award 2014, we are hosting a very special event – The WYPW “Open”, click here for more information.

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