Open Call | Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award 2019

Application deadline: Friday 26 July, 4pm.

This bi-annual competition acknowledges and honours the outstanding achievements of Northern Irish artist Anna Cheyne (1926 – 2002). Anna, who was a resident of Lisburn, exhibited widely throughout Britain and Ireland and from the 1980s participated annually in both t-Oireachtas and the Royal Ulster Academy exhibitions. In 1994 she achieved one of her life goals when she was appointed an Academician of The Royal Ulster Academy.

The Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award supports local artists through the purchase of artwork for the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Art Collection. The Award is funded by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

ISLAND Arts Centre will host an exhibition of work submitted. Due to limits in space it may not be possible to include all submissions in the exhibition.

An artist may submit up to two finished pieces of visual art in any medium. An official entry form must be submitted in advance detailing all submissions — no works may be submitted without the completed entry form having been previously sent. The closing date for the receipt of entry forms is Friday 26 July, 4pm.

Art work Submissions will be accepted on Saturday 24 August and Tuesday 27 August 9.30am – 4.30pm only.

Please note: There is no submission fee to apply. All sales are subject to 25% commission plus VAT. The Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award is open to practising visual artists working in any medium. All candidates must be aged 25 years or over and either have been born in Northern Ireland, be a resident of Northern Ireland, or have parent(s) who were born in Northern Ireland.

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