Photograph: Fiona Caley
Photograph: Adele Howitt
Drawing: Kate Genever
St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts announce Arts Award recipients for 2016
Following the re-launch of its Art Award scheme in January 2016, the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts received an unprecedented number of applications from artists working in the City of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (including North and North East Lincolnshire). Having shortlisted five exceptional applications, Trustees have awarded funding to three artists.
Fiona Caley, a photographer based in Holderness, will be researching and recording her changing landscape through photography and interview, including through the perspective of her 82 year old father who lives on a farm on the coastal edge of the Holderness Plains. She will work towards developing a portfolio of work for exhibition.
Kate Genever will undertake a project called ‘Watermark’ which will see her generate 6 large-scale portraits and accompanying sketches that tell of her village, Uffington. Featuring hundreds of marks that respond to the land, architecture, weather, time and resident’s stories, these will be built up by layering pencil, watercolour and coloured pencils. When completed they will be shared through exhibition, a printed publication and a daylong symposium at The Collection, Lincoln.
Adele Howitt, a ceramicist from Hornsea, will undertake a period of research and development into the production methods and the back catalogue of designs, glaze technology and application within the historic Hornsea Pottery Collection. As a result of this research, she will create a public art work that will be incorporated into a ‘Heritage on the High Street’ trail planned to celebrate the Hornsea Pottery and its impact on the town and the pottery industry.
Chair of the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts Katie Green says, “The Trustees are pleased to be able to support three excellent artist-led projects in the first year of our re-launched Arts Award programme. Our three Arts Award holders for 2016 will be undertaking exciting living history projects, capturing snapshots of different places within our area of benefit at a particular moment in time. All have the potential to impact on our region, but also to reach a broader national and perhaps an international audience.”
Details about our next programme of Arts Awards will be published online here in January 2017.