The winners of the third International Print Biennale Print Awards include Bob and Roberta Smith who teaches at the Cass, and Trevor Banthorpe who studied Fine Art at The Faculty.
This prestigious Award attracted artists from all over the world – many of whom travelled to the Preview and Print Awards Announcement in Newcastle.
Bob and Roberta Smith won the The Bryan Robertson Trust Award of £6000, his first ever cash award for a portrait of journalist Suzanne Moore for Paupers Press.
Trevor Banthorpe won the Northern Print Collaborative Prize - An opportunity for the artist to work with master printmaker, Kip Gresham (The Print Studio, Cambridge) to develop skills and create new work. Banthorpe - who studied under the late David Skingle - was previously a Vice Chancellor's Purchase Prize recipient at The Cass.
In addition to the Print Awards showcasing at Northern Print and Hatton Gallery over 25 venues will be hosting print-related exhibitions and events to celebrate the history of printmaking and the role of printmaking in contemporary artists’ practice through the Biennale.
Commenting on his first ever cash Award for his work, Bob and Roberta Smith said “It’s amazing to win this prize! I want to thank Paupers Press for commissioning me and editioning the prints. I want to thank also the subjects of the prints. In different ways they have shared who I am. I was brought up by a very strong mother and two elder sisters. Feminism is hugely humanistic and a deeply humanitarian approach to life. The depth of human expression in the work of these ten feminist icons is a huge gift to us all, men and women.”
Read full winners details here
- Website: internationalprintbiennale.org.uk/
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