Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition 2017

1st September 2016 to 6th October 2016

Entries to the Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2017 are now open. Artists aged 15-24 who are from, living in, working in, or studying in Cumbria can apply here.

Details of 2017 Exhibition coming soon

The inaugural Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition took place at The Vallum Gallery at Cumbria University's Insitutute of Arts from 1st September to 6th October 2016. A short list of entries, selected by Sarah Tew (Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016), Charles Quick (Professor of Public Art Practice, University of Central Lancashire) and Roddy Hunter (Director of University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts) now feature on the C-Art website in an online gallery with the top 30 of these exhibited at the Vallum Gallery.

The panel were asked to score the work based on three submitted images and an artist statement.

The winner of the Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016 is Adam Story. The shortlisted artists were Rachel Fenwick, Marisa Crane, Sam Ward and Julia Parks.

The Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year forms part of the Young C-Art programme which also includes the Young Curators scheme. Earlier in the year a group of 5 young curators formed part of the selection panel for the Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016 alongside Eliza Bonham Carter, Head of Royal Academy Schools, and Nick Rogers Curator at Lakeland Arts Trust. 

Young C-Art aims to develop opportunities and provide valuable experience in the arts for young people in Cumbria. It forms part of the C-Art programme of events centred around an open studio trail in September each year; 10th - 25th September 2016.

The exhibition featured the work of:

Charles Robert Ackerley, Elsie Barker, Catherine Beaumont, James Bell, Ella Breese, Sally Brown, Holly Cantley, Marisa Crane , Rachel Fenwick, Tom Garner, Eva Grange, Emily Hall, Richie Johnston, Lauren Larmour, Shona McKenzie, Bethany Middleton, Hayley Moreland, Victoria Nelson, Julia Parks, Charlotte Pattinson, Claire Peters, Gina Rai, Polly Skaife, Emily Sowerby, Rory Spencer, Chloe Storey, Adam Story, Lauren Taylor, Heather Taylor, Izzy Toms, Emma Turner, Sam Ward, Claire Ward, Anna Watkins, Emily Whiteford