Flourish Award Yorkshire 2013 | Sat, 21 Sept – Sat 9 November 2013

West Yorkshire Print Workshop are pleased to announce that this years Flourish Printmaking Award Yorkshire will be open to receive entries from the 18th June.

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.


Artists and Printmakers can submit up to three printed works for the Flourish Award exhibition to be held at WYPW in October 2012. There will be a fee of £25 to enter Flourish 2013 for non-WYPW members. Entry is only £10 for WYPW members.

From the 18th June you can register online and upload images for selection by our panel. If your work is selected from this process you will be invited to include your work in the Flourish Award exhibition. During the exhibition our selection panel will choose a winner from the work on display for each of two categories; the two awards being presented this year are the coveted Flourish Award Yorkshire Printmaker of the Year and the Flourish Award Yorkshire Emerging Printmaker of the Year.

Judges 2013

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


Apply Now Online

To submit work for the Flourish Award 2013, you can click on either of the two links below:

If you are a member of the West Yorkshire Print Workshop, click here
If you are not a member of the West Yorkshire Print Workshop, click here

Key Dates

Friday 18th June 2013
Online Registration opens.

Saturday 10th August 2013
Registration and submission closes.

Saturday 31st August 2012
Notification of work pre-selected for Flourish Award Exhibition.

Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th Septemebr 2013
Receiving days for delivery of selected work between 10.30am-3.00pm.
West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75A Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT

Sat, 21 September – Sat, 9 November 2013
Exhibition open to public.

Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October 2013
Judging of work in the Flourish Exhibition.

Tuesday 8th November 2013
Private View and Award Ceremony, Prizes given to Flourish Printmaker of the Year and Emerging Printmaker of the Year. 6-8pm

Monday 11th to Friday 15th November 2013
Collection of unsold exhibition work, 10.30am-3.00pm.

For more information or to discuss entry please email patrick@wypw.org