Saturday, 2 April 2011

Woolgather Art Prize 2011 Shortlist - Liz West - Video

Woolgather Art Prize shortlist announced.

Liz West has been shortlisted for the Woolgather Art Prize 2011. The Woolgather Art Prize is an experimental showcase of contemporary artists based in West Yorkshire. Aiming to provide an accessible platform for artworks and hoping to celebrate the unresolved, the transitional, possibly the ridiculous. Ultimately championing the ‘what if’?’

22 shortlisted artists’ work will be presented in Dyson Chambers, Leeds from 6th May 2011. Throughout the exhibition the viewing public is invited to vote for their favourite, leading to prizes of £500, £250 and £150 being awarded to the chosen artists. The money is a gesture to assist towards the ongoing endeavors of a creative lifestyle.

All shortlisted artists have contributed to a collective development in the form of a publication for the show, as a means of creating a more involving illustration of the event. The website holds profiles for each of the shortlisted artists, aiming to create an active dialogue between the artists and audiences through videos and comments.

The project is self-funded by artists and assisted by the generosity of others. In keeping with this spirit all the exhibited works will be given away to the public, whether to be cherished in the home, or just collect dust in the attic.

Event Opening May 6th, 18.00 - 22.00
Dyson Chambers, Leeds

Open Everyday May 7th - May 20th, 12.00 - 18.00

Awards Night May 20th, 18.00 - 22.00

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