Having been shortlisted for the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize, graduate Ana Gold’s work is currently on display at Northumbria University’s Gallery North.
Gold said: “I am delighted about the opportunities that the Woon Prize has to offer. It is an exciting competition as a young graduate, as a way to enter the art world and continue my education, especially after the productive and critical years at Central Saint Martins.”
The prize was initiated by Mr Wee Teng Woon, a keen art collector and graduate of Northumbria University. Each year, his family’s foundation fund three major prizes and discretionary consolation prizes for final-year fine art, painting and sculpture undergraduates.
The first prize is a £20,000 bursary to fund a fellowship at BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art. The winner will have access to dedicated studio space and a high-profile mentor. Second and third prizes of £9,000 and £6,000 will also be awarded.
All the shortlisted artists’ work will be on display in the Gallery North until 19 September. Ana Gold will also be in a show at the Anise Gallery, London, from 28 September 2014.