First 'Gainsborough Prize for Graduate Printmakers' Awarded

Published: 27 September 2010 at 16:38

Joint winners from Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge

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Gainsborough's House Print Workshop in Sudbury has announced the first winners of their new annual Prize for Graduate Printmakers. The prize was awarded jointly to Barbara Dougan who lives in Bury St Edmunds and is studying for an MA in Fine Art at Norwich University College for the Arts; and Diana Scarborough from Cambridge studying  for an MA in Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge School of Art.

Student artists and designers enrolled in degree or postgraduate courses in East Anglia were invited to apply for The Gainsborough Prize, which aims to promote and reward excellence and talent in contemporary printmaking practice. The winning artists receive one year's free membership of the Gainsborough's House Print Workshop and will have their work featured in an Exhibition of Members work at The Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds from 10 - 15 December 2010.

Gainsborough’s House is the birthplace of the great eighteenth-century artist Thomas Gainsborough and displays more of his work at any one time than any other museum in the world. The House is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Entry is free on Tuesday afternoons (1-5pm) Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EU or telephone: 01787 372958 or email mail@gainsborough.org