Painting Graduate Wins at Woon Art Prize Compitition
Recent Painting Graduate Catherine Ross who was nominated for the 2014 Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize has won a fourth place award of £2500.
This major award which was launched by Northumbria law graduate and philanthropist Wee Teng Woon in 2012 is one of the most prestigious graduate art prizes in Britain.
The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize was established to provide opportunities for students to develop their Fine Art practice, offering direct links with the cultural sector through Northumbria’s partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.
The awards, worth £40,000 in total include a £5,000 consolation prize which this year was split between Catherine Ross, from Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, and Eleni Odysseos of the University of Leeds.
Prof Borland said: “Mr Woon and his family’s investment in artists at the very beginning of their careers is a unique gesture of support for, and belief in, the future of contemporary sculpture and painting.”
Work by all the shortlisted artists is currently on display at Gallery North, Sandyford Road.