Sustainability First Art Prize
Sustainability First Art Prize 2021
Art Prize 2021
Art Prize 2021

We invited artists to respond to the theme:

 “Together for a Fair Climate Future”

The 2021 Sustainability First Art Prize was open to all living British and international artists based in the UK, established and emerging, over the age of 18 years. The winning artist received a prize of £1000, with £500 for second prize and £300 for third prize.

We invited artists to respond to the theme:

“Together for a Fair Climate Future”

The 2021 Sustainability First Art Prize was open to all living British and international artists based in the UK, established and emerging, over the age of 18 years. The winning artist received a prize of £1000, with £500 for second prize and £300 for third prize.

Judges

We brought together a high profile panel of judges spanning visual arts and sustainability including:

Matthew Burrows – Painter and Founder of Artist Support Pledge
Enam Gbewonyo – Textile and Performance Artist and Founder of the Collective of Black British Female Artists
Charise Johnson – Policy Advisor, British Academy
Charles Ogilvie – Director of Strategy, COP26 Unit and Artist
Nicola Shaw – President, UK Networks, National Grid
Valeria Toro – Multidisciplinary Artist and Somerset House Future Producer

The judging criteria included: relevance to the theme; creativity, originality, and quality of the artwork; impact of the artwork; how the artist has considered sustainability in their practice; and how well the artwork communicates the artist's intent. The competition rules are available here for reference.

The judges selected 25 shortlisted artworks for the Sustainability First Art Prize 2021.

Judges

We brought together a high profile panel of judges spanning visual arts and sustainability including:

Matthew Burrows – Painter and Founder of Artist Support Pledge
Enam Gbewonyo – Textile and Performance Artist and Founder of the Collective of Black British Female Artists
Charise Johnson – Policy Advisor, British Academy
Charles Ogilvie – Director of Strategy, COP26 Unit and Artist
Nicola Shaw – President, UK Networks, National Grid
Valeria Toro – Multidisciplinary Artist and Somerset House Future Producer

The judging criteria included: relevance to the theme; creativity, originality, and quality of the artwork; impact of the artwork; how the artist has considered sustainability in their practice; and how well the artwork communicates the artist's intent. The competition rules are available here for reference.

The judges selected 25 shortlisted artworks for the Sustainability First Art Prize 2021.

Shortlisted Artworks 2021

Adonia Hirst, Exploration

Adonia Hirst, Exploration

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Beverley Duckworth, Cracks

Beverley Duckworth, Cracks

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Eilidh Guthrie, Anthropocene Babies

Eilidh Guthrie, Anthropocene Babies

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Gina Allen (First Prize), Vivacity

Gina Allen (First Prize), Vivacity

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Harriet Hellman, Anthropocene wave

Harriet Hellman, Anthropocene wave

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Hester Ellis, Nest//Bowl//Vessel

Hester Ellis, Nest//Bowl//Vessel

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Liz Elton, Tender

Liz Elton, Tender

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Rachna Garodia, Muddy Thames

Rachna Garodia, Muddy Thames

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Stella Arion, Fons et origo

Stella Arion, Fons et origo

Art Prize Shortlist 2021
Stephen Bennett, Layers

Stephen Bennett, Layers

Art Prize Shortlist 2021

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