Photography Rich Wiles
St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts announce Arts Award recipients for 2017
The St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts has awarded funding to two artist-led projects taking place in Hull/the East Riding, and Lincolnshire.
Rich Wiles is a photographer who, having worked in Palestine for many years, has recently returned to his home town of Hull. He will develop a long-term documentary photography project exploring the challenges faced by refugees rebuilding their lives in the UK. This will be used to create a multi-media tool to be used cross-syllabus in local secondary schools to help students develop deeper understanding of the global refugee crisis and the challenges of relocation and resettlement. There will also be an accompanying photographic portrait exhibition which will be launched at Hull International Photography Festival in 2018 before being taken further afield.
Emma and Giuseppe Belli will undertake a project called ‘Six of One and Half a Dozen of the Other’, which the Foundation will support in its research stages. The project will develop a concept for a six-show evening of theatre (6 new 20 minute plays) that, by beginning with a Set Design, will challenge the journey of the conventional performance process and inspire new routes of creative thinking. The exploration for this new model of theatre will be piloted in Lincolnshire and eventually repeated in multiple regions.
Chair of the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts Katie Green says, “After a highly competitive process with an exceptional group of short-listed artists this year, we are pleased to be able to support two excellent projects through our Arts Award programme. These two very different projects give an indication of the range of high quality work happening in our area of benefit, and we look forward to seeing how they develop, and to supporting more work in 2018.”
Details about our next programme of Arts Awards will be published online here in January 2018.