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Peak District Artist in London Prize Exhibition

January 2014Diamond Jubilee River Pageant 2012 by Sue Prince

 

A Peak District folk artist has been picked for the prestigious Serco Prize for Illustration Exhibition at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London.

 

Sue Prince, who also helps to run the family organic dairy farm and eco tourism business at Ilam was one of 50 chosen from hundreds of entrants in the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014.

 

The London Transport Museum and Serco, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI), is delighted to host the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014. This year the theme is London Stories.

Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always held fascination, from the anecdotal urban myth to grand tales of historic legend. The aim of the competition is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates a vibrant, multi layered London.

 

Sue, a folk artist who specialises in the ancient Swedish technique of "bonad" painting, uses egg tempera to create pictures which tell stories. For the Serco Prize she created an eye witness painting of the Jubilee River Pageant in 2012. Her painting captures the atmosphere, the crowds and even the rain!

 

Sue and her husband Terry will be travelling to London for the private view and awards presentation and the launch of London Stories on Wednesday 12thFebruary 2014.

 

"I am so excited" she said "I already feel as if I have won! Just to have a piece chosen and displayed in this prestigious exhibition in London, is an incredible honour, I am delighted."

 

There will be award winners; the first prize winner will have their image displayed on a London Transport Museum poster as well as a substantial cash prize. There is also the possibility that shortlisted images will be featured on merchandise sold in the museum shop.

 

Sue, a member of Peak District Artisans, recently won both the Grand Prix for Naive Work and the Purchase Award in the 16th Biennial of Naive Art in Serbia.

 

The next chance to see Sue's folk art in the UK is her new collection "The World that Hands Built", a solo exhibition at the Museum of Cannock Chase, Monday 10th March to Sunday 27th April 2014. She and three fellow Peak District Artisans are putting on a Derbyshire Open Arts exhibition at The Haybarn at Beechenhill Farm, Ilam on 24th, 25th, 26th May, (with light refreshments.)

 

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Further information from Sue Prince: 01335 310274 sue@beechenhill.co.uk

 

Information on the Serco Prize for Illustration and the London Transport Museum

 

http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions

 
 

 

Double triumph for Staffordshire artist at global Biennial awards

December 2013

An artist from the rural Staffordshire Peak District has picked up two awards at a prestigious international arts award ceremony in Belgrade Serbia.

Sue Prince winner of Grand Prix 16th Biennial Naive Art Serbia
 

Sue Prince, who also helps to run the family organic dairy farm and eco tourism business was chosen from hundreds of international entrants in the Sixteenth Biennial Awards organised by the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina, Serbia.

The ceremony and awards recognise artists from around the world who have pushed the boundaries in the field of naive, outsider and folk art. This is art which expresses the emotions and inner workings of people who have no formal art background or training.

Sue's painting, a response to the London Riots; "Two Levels" won both the Grand Prix for Naive Work and the Purchase Award. The Purchase Award is awarded to a painting which is bought by the Gallery in Jagodina for display in their permanent collection.

The award came as a surprise to Sue, a folk artist who specialises in the ancient Swedish technique of bonad painting, using egg tempera to create pictures which tell stories.
Winning entry "Two Levels" depicts the way in which the affluent Londoners and the rioters live in different worlds yet in the same place and shows how the actions of each has a great effect on the lives of the other.

On winning the awards Sue commented:

"It was a mix of shock and pride when I found out I had won. My work depicts real human issues such as protest and celebration and to be chosen for not one but two awards from such a talented group of artists from all over the world is an amazing feeling."

As the winner Sue, a member of Peak District Artisans and a member of Enjoy Staffordshire Art, has been offered her own exhibition organised by the Museum of Marginal and Naive Art in Belgrade. A return to the Serbia is on the cards.

"I'm looking forward to going back to set up my exhibition" said Sue "People in Belgrade have a huge regard for the culture of working and rural people and that of other countries. This support is so inspirational to me and my fellow artists who entered the awards."

The next chance to see Sue's folk art in the UK is her new collection "The World that Hands Built", a solo exhibition at the Museum of Cannock Chase, Monday 10th March to Sunday 27th April 2014.

Further information from Sue Prince 01335 310274

sue@beechenhill.co.uk
www.sueprinceartist.co.uk
Information on the Sixteenth Biennial Awards: http://www.naiveart.rs/biene16.htm



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