Holt Festival set to announce annual art prize winner this weekend

15:30 15 July 2014

Last year's Holt Festival art prize winner Emily Cole

Last year's Holt Festival art prize winner Emily Cole


The winner of the prestigious Holt Festival Art Prize will be announced this weekend.

Judges have boiled down more than 300 entries from across the county to a shortlist of 35.

Works range from watercolours, oil paintings, collage and photography, to woodcut and bronze cast.

Prize organizer and international art appraiser James Glennie said: “We are very pleased to have entries from around the country as well as many from our region.

“The shortlisted works show wonderful variety which will make a must-see exhibition and prove a real challenge for the judges to pick just one winner”

The judges- chief curator at The Sainsbury Centre Amanda Geitner, art adviser Nic Tyler and internationally renowned actor and Chancellor of The Norwich University of the Arts John Hurt - now face the task of picking who will win a £1,500 cash prize.

They will be announced at a private ceremony in Holt on 19 July. It will be exhibited along with all shortlisted entries from July 20-27 at The Foyer, Auden Theatre, Holt, NR25 6EA.

The full shortlist can be seen at


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