Winners of The Harley Open 2019 announced
31 January 2019
The People’s Prize to be voted for by the public
The biennial art competition saw over 550 entries, with judges, who consisted of The Harley Gallery and Foundation’s expert curators and trustees, choosing the best 105 pieces to display
This year’s Harley Prize is shared between two pieces, ‘250 Years of Circus’ by Susan Dodd and ‘Islanded Tent’ by Joanna Whittle. Each will share the £1,000 prize, donated by The Harley Foundation.
Other artists who received prizes were:
Geoff Hewitt for The Dance - The Judges Prize
Tracey Keeping for Sisters - The School of Artisan Food Prize
Mark Elsmore for Omlette, Arnold Bennett - Welbeck Farm Shop Prize
Henrietta Corbett for Bird on Pink Land - Storycatchers Prize
Vicky Platt for Pippi the Dog - Welbeck Abbey Brewery Prize
Each of the winning artists will be presented with their awards at a public prize-giving reception to be held at The Harley Gallery, Saturday 2 March from 12noon – 2pm. The People’s Prize remains open and will be announced at the prize-giving event.
Visitors to the Open will have the opportunity to nominate their favourite piece from the exhibition. The People’s Prize, sponsored by Child First Welbeck, will be awarded to the piece with the greatest number of votes.