Selected from a record number of entries, prize organisers visual literacy charity The Big Draw joined with the prize’s founder and core supporter The Guild of St George (the education charity set up by Ruskin) announce the shortlist for The John Ruskin Prize 2019.
With an overwhelming response to this year’s prize theme: Agent of Change, 41 artists and designers, working across a broad range of disciplines, have been selected from over 1260 entries for The John Ruskin Prize 2019. This year’s selection panel considered over 3000 artworks, and after an difficult multi-stage selection process, the prize founders and organisers are pleased to announce the 2019 shortlist.
From the shortlisted entries, 3 winners will be announced and awarded their share of the £5K prize fund at the Private View and Prize Giving to be held at The Holden Gallery, Manchester on 11 July 2019. The shortlist exhibition will continue until 24 August.
THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE FINALISTS 2019 ARE:
Balal Aquil / Omid Asadi / Lucy Burscough / Tracey Bush / Duncan Cameron / Faye Claridge / Judy Clarkson / Wayne Clough / Connor Coulston / Sarah Craske / Smout Allen Design Research / Sarah Duncan / Lisa Earley / Kate Genever / Nigel Goldsmith / Evagelia Hagikalfa / Martin Hearne / Michelle Heron / Harriet Mena Hill / Marguerite Horner / Benedict Hughes / Juliette Losq / Pinkie Maclure / Farwa Moledina / Julie Moss / Fronc Ng / Kazuki Nishinaga / Shanti Panchal / Lucy Pass / Lee John Phillips / Hilary Powell / Mike S Redmond & Faye Coral Johnson / Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton / Conor Rogers / Katrin Spranger / Emilia Symis / Kathy Taylor / Danny Treacy / Chao Wang / Pip Woolf / Colin Yates
Hew Locke, Artist; Barbara walker MBE, Artist; Jessie Brennan, Artist; Dr Rachel Dickinson, Director of Education, Guild of St George and Principal Lecturer Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University; Dr Jonathan Foyle, Architectural Historian, Broadcaster & Artist, Professor Tim Brennan, Artist & Head of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and Kate Mason, Director, The Big Draw
The John Ruskin Prize Managing-Director: Rachel Price
Shortlist Exhibition ‘Agent of Change’ curated by: Rachel Price and Zoe Watson