We are delighted that two NWCD Residency Artists have been shortlisted for this year's Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Tania Kovats (in Residence with us in 2013/2014) and Ruth Ewan (currently artist in residence). Hannah Rickards won the prize in 2007-2009 was one of our first artists in residence in 2013/2014.
The Max Mara Art Prize for Women was established by the Whitechapel Gallery in collaboration with the Max Mara Fashion Group in 2005. Its aim is to promote and support UK-based female artists who have not previously had a solo survey exhibition, making it the only visual art prize of its kind the UK. The winning artist, announced in early 2016, is awarded a bespoke six-month artist residency in locations around Italy after presenting the judges with a proposal for a new body of work. In 2017, work by the winning artist is shown in a major solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery before touring to Collezione Maramotti in Italy.
For more information on the prize please see the Whitechapel Gallery Press Release
Ruth Ewan will be talking about her work in Cambridge for our Festival of Ideas Event on 19 October.