10th Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking – Preview Friday 18 January 6-9pm

You are warmly welcome to the Private View of Flourish.
Spike Print Studio, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Exhibition continues from 19 January – 16 February 2019.
10am-4pm Monday – Thursday.
Other times by arrangement.  Please ring 0117 929 0135 or email


West Yorkshire Print Workshop is delighted to present our annual Flourish Award exhibition. Established in 2009 to champion printmakers working throughout Yorkshire, Flourish now celebrates work from across the UK, with an exhibition of artists selected from open submission. The exhibition brings together a wide range of prints made by artists shortlisted for this year’s award, selected by an independent panel of judges. Tracy Hill, Research Associate at ArtLab CPS and winner of the Awagami Prize 2017; David Sinclair, Head of Visual Art and Engagement, The Civic, Barnsley; and Grant Scanlan, Huddersfield Museums Manager have carefully considered artworks submitted from all over the country.

The winner receives a 2-week residency at West Yorkshire Print Workshop and a solo exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery in Autumn 2019.

This year’s prize winners are:

Flourish Award 2018 and Intaglio Printmakers Prize

 Hazel Roberts

Great Art Award

 Kathryn Desforges

Hawthorn Printmakers Supplies Prize to a Student or recent Graduate

 Maxine Foster

ArtLab Contemporary Print Studio (UCLAN) Award

 Nigel Morris

K Burt & Co. Prize

 Sin Park

• Awagami Paper Award (Visitors’ Choice)

 Jemma Gunning

Martyn Lucas, Exhibitions Coordinator at WYPW comments:

“The annual Flourish Award exhibition presents an exciting selection of printmakers from across the UK, selected from open submission.  No two exhibitions are ever the same and each year the panel of judges bring their professional eyes to create a varied and vibrant short-list for display.  I am grateful to the judges who have given their time and expertise, and the show promises to be a rewarding experience for visitors.  I am delighted too that we are able to offer further prizes for deserving artists through support from our sponsors.  Flourish continues to promote and celebrate creativity among printmakers both locally, regionally and nationally.”

Exhibitions at Spike Island previewing at the same time: