Woolgather Art Prize 2011 – Leeds


This art prize is in Leeds but I really like the sound of it and its self-funding ethos. It’s on around the same time as the Liverpool art prize, I wonder if there’s a train that stops at both stations.

As recent graduates in the city of Leeds, we, as artists, are experiencing a situation of, no money, no tangible grasp of a creative job, not enough critical discourse for our work and no easy way of reaching a public audience. Through a belief that our city can, and hopefully wants to offer more, the Woolgather Art Prize was set up.

As well as a chance to first view the work, the event opening will hold a series of live performances and music.

Check out the website for the shortlisted artists’ profiles including videos on how they sustain their practice and creative lifestyle.

It’s not Avant-Garde, It’s Avant-Give

Event Opening May 6th, 18:00-22:00
Open Everyday May 7th – May 20th, 12:00-18:00
Awards Night May 20th, 18:00-22:00

Dyson Chambers
12-14 Briggate