Winners of The Harley Open 2019 announced

31 January 2019

Winners of The Harley Open 2019 announced

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

All chosen pieces are now on display as part of The Harley Open 2019 and will run alongside ‘A Painted Conversation’, an exhibition by The Harley Open 2017 winner, Jéréme Crow.

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.