BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39 will present for the first time the annual Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize, a vibrant show by talented graduating artists from across the country. This unique and highly prestigious award, presented in partnership with Northumbria University, has been made possible by the university’s alumnus and keen art collector Mr Wee Teng Woon.
The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize offers an exceptional opportunity for students currently in their final year of undergraduate study in the United Kingdom. Mr Wee Teng Woon kindly funds three major prizes and discretionary commendation prizes each year to the value of £40,000 through his family’s foundation. Final-year undergraduates of Fine Art Painting and Sculpture in the UK are invited to compete for the prizes. The prize was launched in 2012 and the inaugural winner was Holly Hendry, who completed her Fellowship in September 2014; the current Fellow, Ramona Zoladek, holds
the Fellowship until September 2015.