Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Richard Rigg: The Northern Art Prize, Leeds Art Gallery, UK

Workplace Gallery is very pleased to announce the participation of Richard Rigg in this years Northern Art Prize Shortlist.

Northern Art Prize 2011

25th November 2011 - 19th January 2012

Private View - Thursday 24 November 2011
6pm at Leeds Art Gallery

Shortlisted artists:

Liadin Cooke
Leo Fitzmaurice
James Hugonin 
Richard Rigg

The Northern Art Prize 2011 exhibition takes place at Leeds Art Gallery from 25 November 2011 to 19 February 2012. The winner will be announced on 19 January 2012 and will receive £16,500, with each of the runners up receiving £1,500.

Now in its fifth year, the Northern Art Prize is an annual prize for contemporary visual artists of any age or nationality, working in any media and living in the North of England. Celebrating the quality and diversity of artists working in our region, the Northern Art Prize exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery showcases the work of the four shortlisted artists Liadin Cooke, Leo Fitzmaurice, James Hugonin and Richard Rigg.

The winning artist will be selected by this year%u2019s judges %u2013 Caroline Douglas (Head, Arts Council Collection), Tim Marlow (Broadcaster, Art Historian and Director of Exhibitions, White Cube Gallery), Simon Starling (Artist and Turner Prize Winner), Simon Wallis (Director, The Hepworth Wakefield) and Sarah Brown (Curator of Exhibitions, Leeds Art Gallery).
Image: Richard Rigg, I forgot what was said when we were outside, stood empty, now without those words I fell back, 2010, Telegraph poles, Wire, 672 x 15 cm and 660 x 14 cm. Private Collection, USA/UK. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK