Lee Karen Stow, Nagasaki
Writer and story-teller Tanya Akrofi
Charlene Clempson, Birds
Announcing our Arts Award recipients for 2019
The St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts have awarded funding to three artists for 2019.
The Development Award for 2019 is awarded to writer and story-teller Tanya Akrofi, who has applied for funding to support The Brigg Storytelling Festival, a month long project taking place in 2020. The festival will host storytelling events for all the people who live in and around Brigg, North Lincolnshire, bringing them together through the sharing of life events and celebrating the diversity of the region.
Documentary photographer, journalist and researcher Lee Karen Stow is the recipient of the St Hugh’s Foundation’s Main Award in 2019. Lee will create, design, build and deliver the site-specific installation Something to Breathe to mark August 2020, the 75th Anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombings on people. Something to Breathe will coincide with the Tokyo Olympics, which has chosen August 9th, the day of the atomic bombing on Nagasaki, for its closing ceremony.
We are also very pleased to announce our first Claire Frances Peasnall Memorial Award, made possible through a generous donation from Claire’s family. Charlene Clempson will use the Award to develop a body of drawings exploring the theme of diaspora through travel to China for a residency at Red Gate gallery (Beijing).
Chair of the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts Katie Green says, “An exceptional group of short-listed artists presented us with a range of bold and important proposals for our Arts Awards this year, making our decision-making process very difficult. We are thrilled to be able to support two excellent projects taking place in our area of benefit, and also to support an artist from our region to travel internationally with generous support from the family of one of our previous Award recipients.”
Details about our next programme of Arts Awards will be published in the Awards section of our website in January 2020.