Open at The Holden Gallery in Manchester, featuring work selected from over 1260 entries (over 3000 artworks), The 5th John Ruskin Prize shortlist exhibition ‘Agent of Change’ features challenging work by the selected 41 prize finalists. In response to a nationwide open call, entrants this year entered work responding to the theme: Agent of Change.
The 3 prize winners were announced on 11 July 2019 at the exhibition launch of ‘Agent of Change’ at The Holden Gallery and each awarded their share of the £5000 Prize fund.
They are: 1ST PRIZE: Juliette Losq | 2ND PRIZE: Shanti Panchal | STUDENT PRIZE: Chao Wang
The Big Draw, organisers of The John Ruskin Prize are pleased to be taking part in Ruskin in Manchester this summer as part of the #Ruskin200 celebrations. The Ruskin Prize is the fastest growing inter-disciplinary art prize in the UK and Manchester is the perfect place for the prize theme this year of 'Agent of Change'. The Big Draw aim to select work that is fresh, contemporary and sometimes challenging, attempting to say something new and different. The theme #AgentofChange and The Big Draw’s championing of John Ruskin’s polymath approach to the visual arts has resonated very strongly in the cultural community, resulting in an exhibition which captures the current zeitgeist and commentary of social change and anxieties.
Featuring selected work by The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Finalists:
Chao Wang / Shantil Panchal / Juliette Losq / 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 / And many more…
The 3 prize winners were announced on 11 July 2019 at the exhibition launch of ‘Agent of Change’ at The Holden Gallery.