The WW SOLO award is different to other arts awards in that its focus stretches further than just new graduates. Other art prizes might be on the look out for the new generation of YBAs in the budding talent of the freshest of graduates, but the WW gallery believe that artists can be emerging at any age. From over 300 entries, 38 artists were selected who will be exhibiting their work at the WW Gallery during the month of August.
A distinguished panel of judges, including Sheila McGregor (Chief Executive, Axis, the online resource for contemporary art), Helen Sumpter (Art writer and Deputy Visual Art Editor of Time Out London ), Kate Davis (Artist & Tutor in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art) and Deb Covell (Artist & Co-founder Platform-A Gallery, Middlesbrough) will then short list six artists who will be announced at the opening of the Solo Award.
The overall winner will be announced on the 25th August and will benefit from a structured opportunity; prize money, a three month residency and a solo exhibition at the gallery in January. The winner will also be commissioned to produce a limited edition work for display and sale at WW Gallery next year.
Visitors to GROUP 2012 will be encouraged to vote for their favourite work in the show.