Visual Arts Competition for final year students – Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize

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Competition deadline April 3rd

The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize offers an exceptional opportunity for students currently in the final year of their undergraduate study within the United Kingdom.

The first prize is a year-long £20,000 Fellowship based in the Woon Tai Jee studio located at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle’s city centre. It includes mentoring from staff from both institutions and a one person exhibition with catalogue at the end of the Fellowship. There are two runner-up prizes of £9,000 and £6,000

10 artists will be shortlisted from the open submission for an exhibition, held in BALTIC’s beautiful, top floor project space at BALTIC 39 and the solo exhibition, which concludes the Fellowship, at Northumbria University’s Gallery.

BALTIC and Northumbria University, as an important aspect of their partnership activities, offer the The Woon Foundation Prize jointly. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is open to all UK undergraduate Fine Art students who are in their final year of study, graduating in summer 2017.

The Prize is fee-free and open submission via and it will be selected and judged by a jury including Laurence Sillars, BALTIC Chief Curator; Hilary Lloyd, artist and Turner Prize-nominee; Holly Hendry, artist and inaugural recipient of Woon Foundation Prize; and chaired by Christine Borland, Turner Prize-nominated artist and Professor, Northumbria University.

The Woon Foundation very generously funds these major prizes and each year to the value of £35,000. A further £5,000 funds an artist fee of £300 for all 10 shortlisted artists and a further £200 per artist to cover their travel and accommodation to attend the prize giving ceremony at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Wee Teng Woon, one of the Foundation trustees studied law at Northumbria and is also passionate about creating opportunities for final year art students.

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