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GM Arts Prize 2020 (Postponed)

In response to the impact of the ongoing uncertainty, escalation of Covid-19 Coronavirus and the resulting government advice, Greater Manchester Chamber has today taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Greater Manchester Arts Prize.

Over the last few days we have watched the ever evolving situation, considered all our options and as a result we hope to hold the Greater Manchester Arts Prize in late 2020. We do hope you understand the reasons why this decision that has been taken. Although this is an important event, and helping to promote and help the development of artists in Greater Manchester in one of the Chamber’s priorities in supporting the cultural sector, we need to put the health and safety of you, our sponsors, gallery staff and our staff first. As soon as we have the re-arranged date we will let you know and hope you will enter the rescheduled competition . 

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 2020 Award Winner’s artwork displayed in our Exhibition at the Wigan Old Courts

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 Wigan Old Courts

Judging Panel

Ghislaine Howard

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

Julian Bovis

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Julian is curator of the Weavers Factory gallery. He is an urban landscape artist and ex-Art Director of the Daily Telegraph.

Nigel Durkan

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Nigel is manager of the Weavers Factory gallery. He has worked as an art psychotherapist, TV production manager and celebrity booker for EMI and Virgin.

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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