Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sophie Lisa Beresford & Laura Lancaster: Longlisted for "Northern Art Prize 2010"

Northern Art Prize 2010

Workplace Gallery are pleased to announce, that Sophie Lisa Beresford and Laura Lancaster have been long-listed for this year's Northern Art Prize.

Breda Beban, Sophie Lisa Beresford, Simon Blackmore, Laurie Burt, Matthew Crawley, Gina Czarnecki, Rhodri Davies, Graham Dolphin, Alec Finlay, Leo Fitzmaurice, Lubaina Himid, David Jacques, KMA (Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler), Kevin Laycock, Laura Lancaster, Sue Lawty, Ian Macdonald, Haroon Mirza, James Quin, Qasim Riza Shaheen, Matt and Rob Vale and Diane Welford  

The longlist will be cut down to a shortlist of four artists this summer with the winner announced on 20 January 2011. An exhibition of the shortlisted artists work will be on display at Leeds Art Gallery from 26 November 2010 until 6 February 2011.

The decision of who will make the shortlist and ultimately walk away with the £16,500 prize money, this year falls to a panel of expert judges:

Richard Greer, Collector
Susan Hiller, Artist
Mark Lawson, Journalist, broadcaster and author
Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts, British Council
Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, Curator of Exhibitions, Leeds Art Gallery

Laura Lancaster
Untitled, 2010
Photocopy and Correction Fluid
42 x 29.7 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK.

Sophie Lisa Beresford
The Adidas Mermaid, 2009
Lamda Print
31 x 44 cm
edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proofs
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK.