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Greater Manchester Arts Prize For Contemporary Visual Art

In 2016 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce was delighted to launch a new annual arts prize.

Entries for our 2019 competition have now closed with record number of submissions being received. Of which, 50 pieces were shortlisted by the judging panel.

The prize has been created to provide a platform for contemporary visual artists to become connected to the region’s business community, help provide opportunities for artists to be recognised on a national/international scale and help retain artistic talent in our area.

We are delighted to be holding our GM Arts Prize Exhibition at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

The shortlisted works will be on display to the public between Friday 7th June 2019 and Friday 5th July 2019, with a VIP Exhibition opening on Thursday 6th June which is invite only.

Prizes

1 Overall Winner to be awarded: £1500 Cash Prize

Supported by Fred Aldous with £150 of vouchers and paper products from G.F.Smith.

A Greater Manchester Contemporary Artist Prize 2019 Award Winner’s artwork displayed in our Exhibition at the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

Platform Residency: In partnership with The University of Bolton School of the Arts at Platform Studios located in the renovated buildings at Bolton Railway Station. A  3 week residency followed by an exhibition of their work in the Platform Gallery.

 

 

3 Runners Up to be awarded: £750 Cash Prize

Supported by Fred Aldous with £50 of vouchers and paper products from G.F.Smith.

A Greater Manchester Contemporary Artist Prize 2019 Award Winner’s artwork displayed in our Exhibition at the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

Judging Panel

Ghislaine Howard

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Ghislaine Howard is a painter whose works chart and interpret shared human experience.

Ian Hay

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Ian Hay is Co-Founder and Director of Saul Hay Gallery

Jo Clements

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Jo Clements is an artist based in Manchester, UK

Louise Durose

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General & Legal Counsel at MAN Energy Solutions, Collector of Northern Art

The Event

The overall winner and 3 finalists will be presented with their awards at the Chamber’s annual dinner. By presenting this prize at our Annual Dinner, which has been running for over 50 years and attended by over 800 representatives from the business community, we want to provide maximum exposure for the winning Artists.

Our Host for the evening will be Andrew Ryan.  Andrew is one of the most in-demand acts on the UK comedy circuit.  The event will take place at Victoria Warehouse on Thursday 13th June 2019 and has been billed as a “wholehearted celebration of the quality and diversity of Greater Manchester business.”

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