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The Westmorland Landscape Prize

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Conceived and developed by Westmorland, the Westmorland Landscape Prize aims to document, celebrate and interrogate our relationship with the landscape. It offers a First Prize of £10,000: Westmorland, along with Selectors Cherie Federico, Anne Desmet RA and Hazel Stone are delighted to announce Sharon Baker as the winner.

Sharon is awarded First Prize for Packwood Fragment 14, one of a series of prints based on images of a topiary garden at Packwood House, Warwickshire. The garden is depicted as a ‘hyper-green alien landscape’, striking, startling and synthetic. It has been manipulated into an aesthetic that may pass as beautiful, but that has little or no resemblance to the landscape’s natural form. As an artist, Sharon is interested in the subjective nature of value, particularly in the form of what human beings choose to keep and what they choose to discard. Packwood Fragment 14 interrogates the value that we place in regulated beauty and questions the morality of the dominion that we attempt to hold over the natural world.

Sharon’s work will be presented alongside that of another 70 artists at the gallery at the Rheged Centre, Penrith from 13 September – 10 November 2019. In this inaugural exhibition, two themes emerge as dominant: conservation and environmentalism. John Stokes, Gallery Manager at the Rheged Centre comments that ‘the way we view our landscape is changing. The sense of it being something we possess is diminishing; instead, we are learning to perceive it as a victim of our thoughtless actions. An art prize about landscape gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about the challenges the landscape is facing and to redefine both what it is and who it is for.’

Deadline: 
11/10/2019
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THE WESTMORLAND LANDSCAPE PRIZE Call for Entries Deadline: 17 June 2019

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The Westmorland Landscape Prize is a national call to artists who are inspired by our landscape. Conceived and developed by Westmorland, the Prize aims to document, celebrate and interrogate our relationship with the landscape. The selection panel will be looking for works which reach beyond the aesthetic, stimulating thinking and debate about the way in which we exist alongside, as part of, or sometimes in spite of our landscape.

John Stokes, Arts Manager of Westmorland says:

We are a family business, whose original motorway service area grew out of the Dunning family farm in Tebay, Cumbria when the M6 was built through our land. Everything we do today reflects those beginnings and we want our visitors to feel that when they pass through they have arrived somewhere, not anywhere and catch a glimpse of the place and landscape they are in. We are looking forward to launching The Westmorland Prize this year and feel passionately about capturing the beauty of our landscape, which has been so important to our businesses success. 

Open to artists working in any media, applicants are invited to submit up to four works by 5pm on Monday 17 June 2019. Applications must be made online and applicants must be both based in the UK and over the age of 18. The exhibition will be selected by a panel comprised of artists, curators, gallerists and writers, to be announced in due course. Following the announcement of the shortlisted artists on 28 June 2019, the exhibition will be displayed at the Rheged Centre, near Penrith in Cumbria, from 14 September – 10 November 2019. The shortlisted artists will be eligible to receive a number of prizes: these include a First Prize of £10,000, which will be awarded to one artist at the exhibition private view.

Deadline: 
06/17/2019

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
A non-refundable application fee of £15 per work or £12 for current students.
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THE WESTMORLAND LANDSCAPE PRIZE

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City:

Eligibility:

The Westmorland Landscape Prize is a national call to artists who are inspired by our landscape. Conceived and developed by Westmorland, the Prize aims to document, celebrate and interrogate our relationship with the landscape. The selection panel will be looking for works which reach beyond the aesthetic, stimulating thinking and debate about the way in which we exist alongside, as part of, or sometimes in spite of our landscape.

We are a family business, whose original motorway service area grew out of the Dunning family farm in Tebay, Cumbria when the M6 was built through our land. Everything we do today reflects those beginnings and we want our visitors to feel that when they pass through they have arrived somewhere, not anywhere and catch a glimpse of the place and landscape they are in. We are looking forward to launching The Westmorland Prize this year and feel passionately about capturing the beauty of our landscape, which has been so important to our businesses success. 

Open to artists working in any media, applicants are invited to submit up to four works by 5pm on Monday 17 June 2019. Applications must be made online and applicants must be both based in the UK and over the age of 18. The exhibition will be selected by a panel comprised of artists, curators, gallerists and writers, to be announced in due course. Following the announcement of the shortlisted artists on 28 June 2019, the exhibition will be displayed at the Rheged Centre, near Penrith in Cumbria, from 14 September – 10 November 2019. The shortlisted artists will be eligible to receive a number of prizes: these include a First Prize of £10,000, which will be awarded to one artist at the exhibition private view.

Deadline: 
05/06/2019
Fee Detail: 
£15 per work or £12 for students.
Contact & Links: 
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