Celebrating Creativity

Marshwood Arts Awards

Winners announced for the 2023 Marshwood Arts Awards
and The John Hubbard Prize

Exhibiting alongside selectors such as Sir Don McCullin, Kate Malone MBE, Andrew Logan and Mike Kus is one of the highlights for the artists and makers showing work at this year’s Marshwood Arts Awards exhibition in the Allsop Gallery at Bridport Arts Centre. The exhibition continues until November 4th, 2023.
At a well attended Private View event in October the category winners were announced to cheers from appreciative art lovers. Bridport ceramicist Franny Owen was a popular winner in the Applied Arts category selected by Kate Malone MBE, while Lyme Regis based photographer Mike McGoran was chosen by Sir Don McCullin for Print Photography. Stoke sub Hamdon based sculptor Chris Dunseath won the Sculpture Award which has been selected by Andrew Logan. Curator Fru Tholstrup, who selected for the Painting & Drawing category, presented prizes and certificates to the winners. She chose Sherborne based artist Fernando Velazquez as the winner in the Painting & Drawing category. Mike Kus’s choice of winner in the Digital Media category was Axminster resident Joff Rees. Joff was also the winner of the John Hubbard Prize. Locally based art lover and entrepreneur Johnnie Boden chose Totnes sculptor Bev Knowldon to receive the ‘Collector’s Prize’.
Cash prizes and certificates were sponsored by Sladers Yard, in West Bay, Sibyl King and the Hubbard family.
The biannual Marshwood Arts Awards invites internationally renowned artists and makers to choose work from an open submission. Those chosen then exhibit alongside the selectors in a major mixed exhibition.

For information on future events email: info@marshwoodvale.com

First launched fifteen years ago, The Marshwood Arts Awards has become one of the most anticipated exhibitions in the South West. Artists and Makers are chosen from five categories. Painting & Drawing; Print Photography; Sculpture; Digital Media and Applied Arts (Applied Arts includes Furniture & Works in Wood, Ceramics and Glass, Fashion & Textiles, Jewellery, Metalwork and Decorative Arts)

Three artists/makers (6 in Applied Arts) are chosen from each category to exhibit in a mixed exhibition at the Allsop Gallery in Bridport, opening in October 2023.
Exhibition dates 14 October – 4 November 2023.

The selectors for 2023 are:
Painting & Drawing: Fru Tholstrup
Print Photography: Don McCullin
Sculpture: Andrew Logan
Digital Media: Mike Kus
Applied Arts: Kate Malone

Please note: the deadline for entries to be considered for this year’s exhibition has now passed.

Previous Awards

Click the image above to view the 2019 exhibition brochure






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