Art prize deadline extended

Just Regional
Jun 18, 2020 2 mins read

Holt Festival has announced that the entry period for this year’s Sir John Hurt and Sworders Art Prizes has now been extended until midnight on September 1.

Open to all artists over the age of 16, the winner of the Sir John Hurt Art Prize will receive a cheque for £1,750 and their winning entry will be exhibited at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

The Sworders Art Prize is specifically aimed at younger artists aged between 16 and 23, with the winner receiving a cheque for £750 together with a commission-free exhibition at The Gallery in Holt.

James Glennie, Holt Festival Fine Art Director, said: “The solitude of lockdown has provided quiet inspiration for many artists. It has been a time of innovation and productivity and we are delighted with the many and varied entries that we have received so far for this year’s Sir John Hurt and Sworders Art Prizes.”

Blue Moon, by Margie Britz, was the winner of last year’s Sir John Hurt Art Prize.

Entries for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize will be judged by art and architectural historian Nichola Johnson; curator and publisher David Case; and award-winning artist Susan Gunn. The Sworders Art Prize entries will be judged by Susan Gunn and publisher and gallery owner Adrian Hill.

Submissions must be suitable for wall-hanging and can comprise various art forms including painting, drawing, photography, textiles, printmaking, mosaic, sculpture and collage.

For more information, including details on how to submit entries, please visit www.holtfestival.org.

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