We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Golden Thread Gallery Mentoring & Exhibition Award 2021 is Drydan Wilson. The award is presented to an University of Ulster School of Art Graduate based on their MFA work and show. The winner of the award will receive mentoring and professional support over the next 12 months from GTG Director Peter Richards and Deputy Director Sarah McAvera.

Drydan’s artistic practice “examines how we negotiate space, exploring the politics of space through questions raised by skateboarding and similar subcultural practices. I am interested in the social distortion created through the re-appropriation of landscape and its architecture and how the positioning or use of the body in space can be used to critique social, capitalist and regulatory structures.”

Today is the final day to explore this year’s MFA Degree Show HERE/NOT HERE in person at Cityside Shopping Centre, or explore it online here.

Congratulations Drydan, we look forward to working with you.