The Winning Artists for the 2017 Prize are...
The Winners' solo exhibitions are currently on display at the Ashurst Emerging Artist Gallery in July to September 2017. You can see the exhibition online too here...
Sol Bailey Barker is a British artist whose work ties together historical and sociological research with an inquiry into the power and symbolism of materials.
“The glamorisation of weaponry, desperation and the aspirations to be a hero in war draws communities into violence. In Colombia Sol Bailey Barker collected bullet casings found in the streets of San Agustin. Bullets to Spade was made by heating and hammering 300 bullets into a hand carved spade. This work meditates on turning instruments of death into instruments of life used for growing food and building homes. It refers to rehabilitation programmes which use agricultural work to help former child soldiers adjust to normal life outside of war.” - the artist.
Claudine O'Sullivan is an Irish Artist based in London. She graduated from University of the Arts London with a BA in Graphic Design. Her adaptable, design focused approach to art is reflected in the diversity of her commercial portfolio and client base.
She has gained industry spotlight for her distinctive hand drawn illustrations, featured in the worldwide Apple Pencil campaign. Her uniquely traditional drawing style has appealed to established brands such as MTV, WeTransfer, Tiger Beer and Derwent Pencils.
Helena Perez Garcia
Katy Sayers Green
Sol Bailey Barker