Spike Island

Spike Island is shortlisted for the Freelands Foundation Award Year 3

The Freelands Foundation announces the six regional arts organisations across the UK which have been shortlisted for the annual £100,000 Freelands Award. The Award was established in 2016 by Freelands Foundation Chair and Founder, Elisabeth Murdoch. It aims to raise the profile of mid-career female artists and support the work of visual arts organisations outside London.

The third year nominations are:

  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
  • Dundee Contemporary, Dundee
  • Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
  • Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast
  • Spike Island, Bristol
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

The winning organisation and selected mid-career female artist will be announced in autumn 2018. 

The selection panel for the 2018 Award winner are as follows: Elisabeth Murdoch (Chair); Martin Clark, Director, Camden Arts Centre; Susan Hiller, Artist; Jenni Lomax, Outgoing Director for Camden Arts Centre; and Beatrix Ruf, Curator and former Director of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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For more information, contact Spike Island's Communications Manager: email jane.faram@spikeisland.org.uk / tel. 0117 929 2266.

For media enquires relating to the Freelands Foundation contact Laura Cook, KTW London, 34 Park Street, Mayfair, email laura@ktwlondon.com / tel. 07973 526 811.