Gallery North presents the second annual Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize
Gallery North are delighted to once again be hosting this unique and highly prestigious award which has been made possible by Northumbria University alumnus and keen art collector Mr Wee Teng Woon.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014 Woon Tai Jee Fellowship is Ramona Zoladek who graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in July 2014.
The second prize, worth �9,000, named after Mr Woon's late mother Lim Ai Fang, was awarded to Emilie Atkinson, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. The �6,000 Cheong Kam Hee Art Prize, named after Mr Woon's father's late second wife was presented to Sam Baker, Kingston University. The competition judges split an additional consolation prize of �5,000 between two artists: Catherine Ross, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, and Eleni Odysseos, University of Leeds.
The prize announcement took place on Tuesday 16 September 2014, for full details and information on the 2015 application process visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/woonartprize
The Shortlisted Artists
Ana Chumillas (Central St Martins)
Anna Hughes (Dundee School of Art)
Catherine Ross (Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen)
Eleni Odysseos (University of Leeds)
Emilie Atkinson (Slade School of Art)
Emily Motto (Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University)
Helen McCartney (University of Sunderland)
Lisa Evans (Coleg Sir Gar, School of Creative Arts)
Ramona Zoladek (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art)
Sam Baker (Kingston University)
Mr Woon is funding the prizes at his alma mater in honour of his family, with the top prize - the Woon Tai Jee Art Fellowship awarded as a �20,000 bursary which will be used to fund the cost of a Fellowship at the BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle. The Institute is the result of a collaborative partnership between BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University.
The winner will have access to dedicated studio space in BALTIC 39 and a high-profile and experienced mentor. Mr Woon is also offering other major prizes; the Lim Ai Fang Art Prize worth �9,000 and the Cheong Kam Hee Art Prize worth �6,000. Consolation prizes worth �5,000 will also awarded at the discretion of our judging panel.
This award recognises new artistic talent while also enhancing the standing of the North East in the arts world. The award is a unique and fantastic opportunity for a final year student of fine art in the UK and is aimed toward emerging artists in supporting their art practice, career and early professional development.
Northumbria University and Gallery North are proud to host the prize annually as we support emerging art talent and provide a tremendous boost to the arts scene in the North East, promoting the region?s standing in the arts world as well as providing the winner with an unrivalled opportunity to work in a community of academics and artists at the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art.
To view the work of the artists and their profiles please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/woonartprize