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.
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
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.
Prize is fee-free and open submission via woonprize.co.uk 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.
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
Teng Woon, one of the Foundation trustees studied law at Northumbria and is
also passionate about creating opportunities for final year art students.
Find out more:
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status or cancel your registration.
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Notices and Terms and Conditions for the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture
Art Prizes ('the Art Prizes') at Northumbria University / BALTIC
year undergraduates of Fine Art painting and sculpture of any Universities in
the UK are invited to compete for the Art Prizes.
winners shall be awarded the following Art Prizes by the Woon Brothers (“Woon
Prize the “Woon Tai Jee Art Fellowship”.
- The prize money will be in the form of a bursary
of £20,000 to be used to pay the costs of the Fellowship at Northumbria’s BxNU
Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39 and materials and the balance, if any,
for living expenses
- The winner will be provided with the use of a
studio named as 'Woon Tai Jee Studio' in Northumbria’s BxNU Institute of
Contemporary Art [BALTIC 39] Newcastle upon Tyne for the duration of the
- The winner shall be given one year of critical and
professional development support from a mentor
- During the Fellowship, the winner will be required
to work towards a body of new work, which will be exhibited in a solo show in
one of Northumbria University’s Galleries
- The purpose of this prize and Fellowship is to
offer a fine art graduate a structured opportunity for professional
development, to further develop their studio practice and critical and
- The programme of support will be designed to meet the
individual needs of the Fellow and in deciding the winner, judges will be
looking to identify a participant whose practice will benefit most from the
2nd Prize the “Lim Ai Fang Art
Prize” will be in the form of prize money of £9,000
3rd Prize the “Cheong Kam Hee Art
Prize” will be in the form of prize money of £6,000
Shortlisted Artists Fee and
shortlisted artist will receive an artist fee of £300.
Each shortlisted artist will also receive a £200 bursary to cover their travel
and accommodation to attend the prize giving ceremony at BALTIC 39, Newcastle
upon Tyne in June 2017.
awarding of the Art Prizes will be at the end of the academic semester two and
notified to the shortlisted artists by Northumbria by email.
for the Art Prizes will be required to attend a prize giving ceremony to claim
the prizes on 29th June 2017 and will notified by BALTIC Centre for
Contemporary Art by email.
is by an online application and by the deadline of Noon 31st March 2016.
1. Participants are required to submit:
- A Curriculum Vitae (CV )
- Contact details of two referees
- A 500-word artist’s statement outlining the
participant's reasons for wishing to become a Fellow and how the Fellowship
would benefit his or her development and current fine art practice.
- Eight images of current work
2. Entries are limited to paintings and sculptures
under the following conditions:
- Participants can submit a maximum of 2 works (i.e.
2 paintings or 2 sculptures or 1 painting and 1 sculpture).
- Each painting or sculpture must correspond to the
collection-holding stipulations of the Woon Foundation: wall-mounted works will
be exhibited in a 6’ X 6’ square; free standing works will be stored and
displayed (with as few assemblage requirements as possible) within a 6’ X 6’ X
- All shortlisted participants are required to
exhibit their works in an exhibition at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne.
- The works of all shortlisted participants will be
published in an accompanying digital exhibition catalogue.
- The judging panel will select the winners from the
shortlisted participants and the winners will be announced at the special
preview of the exhibition on Thursday 29 June 2017.
- BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art’s technical team and curator will arrange
transportation of the shortlisted artist’s work to be delivered to BALTIC 39,
Newcastle upon Tyne. The costs of this transportation and return to the artist
will be covered by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria
University and not at the expense of the shortlisted artist.
- The shortlisted participants or any participant
will not claim against or hold responsible the organisers, Northumbria
University, BALTIC and/or the Woon Foundation for any loss of or damage to
their/his/her works of art, however caused, be it fire, theft, negligence,
vandalism, acts of terrorism, earthquake or otherwise.
- All shortlisted artists will receive a £300 fee which will be provided in advance of the
exhibition preview and award ceremony on Thursday 29 June 2017. In the event a
shortlisted artist cannot attend the exhibition preview arrangement will be
made to electronically transfer funds to the artist.
- Up to £200 is made available to artists to cover travel and accommodation so
they may attend the exhibition preview and award ceremony on Thursday 29 June
2017. This will be provided on the day / evening of the exhibition preview and
award ceremony on Thursday 29 June 2017.
works submitted to the competition will be available to view in the digital
- The 1st 2nd and 3rd Prize Winning works must be
available to become the property of the Woon Foundation and enter the
collection of the Woon Foundation. However the winning participants will retain
all statutory and common law rights (e.g. copyright) in their respective winning
- In entering the competition, all participants
grant the organisers, Northumbria and/or the Woon Foundation and those
authorised by them or any one of them a permanent licence to reproduce the
works submitted to create the catalogue, archive the images of submitted works
and publicise the works on websites and in any other form of communication
chosen by the organisers Northumbria and/or the Woon Foundation.
- The digital materials and any texts submitted for
the Art Prizes will be archived by the organisers.
- The organisers and/or Northumbria retain the right
to change the terms and conditions of the Art Prizes and the rules and
regulations of the competition in connection therewith.
panel of judges will be looking for excellence in:
panel of judges will be looking:
For an awareness of the broader context of
painting and sculpture:
- the medium
testing of the medium and materials
relationship between conceptual & traditional techniques
To identify participants whose practice will
benefit most from the opportunities on offered.
6th February 2017 – Applications open
3rd April 2017 - Participation deadline
– May 2017: Short listing of participants
Mid-May: Shortlisted artists notified
29 June 2017: Private View and Prize announcement event
29 June 2017: Exhibition runs until Sunday 6 August 2017
September – October 2017: The Woon Tai Jee Art Fellow takes up their residency
at the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle upon Tyne
Please see further terms and conditions.