The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to present the Suki Tea 2015 Art Prize, featuring works by the five shortlisted artists: Colin Darke, Clodagh Emoe, Michael Hanna, Vera Klute, Elaine Leader in its Project Space this February through March. The exhibition brings together examples of work by each of the shortlisted artists’. The artists were selected by a panel made up of Patrick Murphy (RHA), Sarah Glennie (IMMA), Peter Richards (Golden Thread Gallery) and Oonagh Young (Oonagh Young Gallery) from over 200 submissions.
Brief background to the prize… Courtesy of Suki Tea, and facilitated by the Arts & Business NI Investment Programme, Visual Artists Ireland presented a new art prize in 2015. The prize was open to all professional artists resident in Northern Ireland and all Visual Artists Ireland members in the Republic of Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages. Colin Darke was announced as the winner of the £2000 prize at Stormont in October 2015.
Please click here to download a PDF introducing each of the shortlisted artists
IMAGE CREDIT: Colin Darke, The Snow-White Rose of Paradise, 2015