Pavel Büchler has won the Northern Art Prize 2009

‘Eclipse’ 2009 by Pavel Büchler Nine Leitz Prado projectors, stands, found balls Dimensions variable Courtesy Max Wigram Gallery, London

Pavel Büchler has won the Northern Art Prize 2009. He was presented with a cheque for £16,500 by artist Richard Deacon at a buzzing award ceremony last night at Leeds Art Gallery (posted 22.01.10).

Büchler was selected from a shortlist including Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Rachel Goodyear and Matt Stokes by a panel of judges which included Patricia Bickers (Editor, Art Monthly), Richard Deacon (Artist), Paul Hobson (Director, Contemporary Art Society) and Peter Murray (Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and Tanja Pirsig-Marshall (Curator of Exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery).

The winner of the public vote was Matt Stokes.

The exhibition continues at Leeds Art Gallery until 21 February. For further information about this year’s exhibition, go to Current Prize

To see what’s been going on behind the scenes and to comment on this year’s prize go to