Vote for your favourite Individual / Solo Arts Practitioner in the 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards

Sally Adams, Hayley Evenett, Susan Gunn, Gennadiy Ivanov, Eloise O’Hare, Matt Reeve, Cordelia Spence

Sally Adams, Hayley Evenett, Susan Gunn, Gennadiy Ivanov, Eloise O’Hare, Matt Reeve, Cordelia Spence, Angela Sykes, Will Teather and The Nimmo Twins have all been shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards - vote below for your favourite. - Credit: Archant

A wonderful array of cultural champions have been shortlisted in our 2016 EDP People's Choice Awards, and now it's time to vote for your favourite Individual / Solo Arts Practitioner.

The 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The EDP Peoples Choice Award winners. Pict

The 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The EDP Peoples Choice Award winners. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The award is part of the annual Norfolk Arts Awards – and today we can reveal the final 10.

Now it is time for you to cast your votes to decide who will be the ultimate winners of the 2016 prizes for best Individual / Solo Arts Practitioner.

Voting will close on September 18.

The final three in each category will be revealed in the EDP and the winners will be announced at the Norfolk Arts Awards which will take place at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry on Friday, October 21.


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The shortlisted 10 are:

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Angela Sykes – the director of Diss Corn Hall since it opened as an arts venue in 2010, she has been instrumental in establishing it as a hub of high quality music, theatre, comedy and art and a key arts venue in the region.

Eloise O'Hare – the Norfolk landscape painter also runs the art community group Norwich Dandies which is known for its Dandifest festival and she organises the Norwich Rising event to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Gennadiy Ivanov – the Norwich based artist has organised the thought-provoking exhibition Asylum, currently at the Undercroft behind Norwich Market, which sees artists explore ideas around asylum and migration.

Matt Reeve – the Felthorpe-based artist, a previous EDP People's Choice Awards winner, works across the arts spectrum in everything from theatre design to sculpture to illustration. Sales of his work have helped raise more than £35,000 for charity.

Sally Adams – the Norwich artist has been involved in many different creative projects and for this year's Grand Norwich Duck Race, organised by children's charity Break, she designed 17 of the decorated ducks.

Will Teather – the Norwich-based artist is known for creating images that reveal a unique imagination and a mastery of traditional skills. He is visual artist-in-residence for Norwich Arts Centre, an associate lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts and co-founder of Art Fair East.

Susan Gunn – a Norwich University of the Arts graduate, Susan has work in collections around the country and beyond. Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for her striking paintings which include a 20m installation which adorns the Enterprise Centre at the UEA.

Hayley Evenett – since moving to Norwich in 2015 Hayley has starred in many shows and she has also co-founded REDuck ProDUCKtions which aims to promote new writing and creativity.

Cordelia Spence – based in Pulham Market, she has been a teacher more than 20 years and is the founder and artistic director of The Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company.

The Nimmo Twins – the comedy duo comprising Owen Evans and Karl Minns are legendary for their Norfolk-inspired shows. They recently performed their latest show to sell-out audiences at Norwich Playhouse and Norwich Theatre Royal.

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