Cooper Prize open to South Yorkshire artists

A prestigious art competition is now open to South Yorkshire artists.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 12:00 am

The Cooper Prize, launched by Barnsley’s Cooper Gallery, celebrates the work of artists at all stages in their career who were born, live or work in South Yorkshire.

In its first year as the Cooper Prize the competition has evolved from its original format of the South Yorkshire Art Competition. Its aim is to celebrate the wealth of artistic talent in the region.

From the entries, shortlisted artworks will be gathered together to feature in an exhibition in the gallery in 2021.

The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

The Cooper Prize is worth £1,000, plus a main gallery exhibition with Cooper Prize finalists and a solo exhibition in the Sadler Room in 2022

The Sadler Award, sponsored by The Mayor of Barnsley, includes a prize of £500, a main gallery exhibition with Cooper Prize finalists and six months use of an artist studio in Cooper Cottage, subject to availability.

The Fox Gift is £100 vouchers to spend on artist’s materials, sponsored by Calder Art Supplies, and a main gallery exhibition with Cooper Prize finalists.

The judging panel reviewing submissions will assess all artwork via the competition’s new digital portal.

Entry to the prize has been reduced for one year only to help support local artists during these uncertain times. The cost for entry is Cooper Prize £10 and t he Sadler Award £5.

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