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The Woon Foundation Prize 2016

The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize offers an exceptional opportunity for students currently in the final year of their undergraduate study within the United Kingdom.

The first prize is a year long £20,000 Fellowship based in the Woon Tai Jee studio located at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle’s city centre. It includes mentoring from staff from both institutions and a one person exhibition with catalogue at the end of the Fellowship. There are two runner-up prizes of £9,000 and £6,000 plus a further £5,000 judges discretionary award.

10–12 artists will be shortlisted from the open submission for an exhibition, held in BALTIC’s beautiful, top floor project space at BALTIC 39 and the solo exhibition, which concludes the Fellowship, at Northumbria University’s Gallery.

BALTIC and Northumbria University, as an important aspect of their partnership activities, offer the The Woon Foundation Prize jointly. Now in its fourth year, the Prize is open to all UK undergraduate Fine Art students who are in their final year of study, graduating in summer 2016.

The Prize is fee-free and open submission via and it will be selected and judged by a jury including Christine Borland, artist and BALTIC Professor; Karen MacKinnon, Curator and Director, Artes Mundi, and Laurence Sillars, BALTIC Chief Curator;

The Woon Foundation very generously funds these major prizes and discretionary consolation prizes each year to the value of £40,000.Wee Teng Woon, one of the Foundation trustees studied law at Northumbria and is also passionate about creating opportunities for final year art students.

closing date

31. March 2016

Later Event: 1 April
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