With over 100 submissions from all over the world, the jurors had a very tough job on their hands over the summer, coming up with the final 10 who artists who are exceptionally skilled at putting the social at the heart of their artwork, the focus of the 2019 prize.
The 10 finalists have been selected on the basis of previous ceramic artwork they have produced that connects people, culture and place in a variety of ways – a mission which is at the core of Whitegold’s aim to support the cultural regeneration in St Austell, the UK home of china clay. The artists are from as far afield as Australia, Sweden and Finland as well as from the UK. The shortlisted artists are:
For more about their work please go to: https://whitegold.org.uk/shortlist-2019/
Shortlisted artists will now visit St Austell on 20th September for a field trip around clay country and an introduction to the town itself. During the course of their stay, they will be making presentations about their work and starting a conversation with the people of St Austell.
These events will be free and open to the public as part of the Whitegold Festival on Sat 21st September so do keep in touch with our website or follow us on social media to be updated on our plans and developments with the prize!