Winner of the 2017 Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor Award goes to Alumni Peter Hanmer

peterPeter Hanmer graduate of the UCA Farnham Fine Art BA and now current student of the MA Fine Art at Newcastle has be awarded the prestigous Gillian Dickinson Award for Sculpture 2017.

From a short list of many talented young artists Peter has been awarded a £6500 commission fund. Well done Peter !

Quote from Judges –

“The artists’ submissions for the 2017 Gillian Dickinson Young North East Sculptor competition demonstrate again the superb level of talent and expertise that exists here in the North East, and have raised the bar for future years.
We judges were impressed by all entries and although there can only be one winner we were able to award commendations to three outstanding proposals that just missed out on the award. However, Peter Hanmer’s ‘The Cave’ stood out.
We felt that Peter’s proposal will offer an atmospheric experience to both visitors, and might also those wishing to view it online. The precise detail in Peter’s work convinced us that his work would be a worthy successor to Dan Gough’s ‘Scurry ‘and we look forward to experiencing the full installation in the unique setting of Cheeseburn in due course.”


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