GroundWork Gallery has been shortlisted for the Civic Trust regional award 2018. We wait to hear if we are a national award winner, the news will be out in December. In the meantime, we are delighted to be recognised regionally as a finalist.
Nick Reeves Award for Arts and Envitonment
GroundWork Gallery won the Nick Reeves Award for Art and Environment 2017-18.
The Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment is awarded annually by CIWEM’s Arts and the Environment Network, in association with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of environmental arts. The Award celebrates an artwork or arts project by a living UK born or based artist (or group) that has contributed innovatively to CIWEM’s vision of “putting creativity at the heart of environmental policy and action”.
The panel of judges were particularly impressed by the ambitious scope of the new gallery, having only been opened in July 2016, which embodies the core principles of CIWEM’s Arts and Environment Network.
They also praised the perseverance and dedication shown in the inception, design and construction of the gallery, utilising a historic but unused building without public or grant funding. The gallery now provides a much needed platform for artists to reach the general public and encourages connections and collaborations.
The approach is seen as an inspirational model for other projects in this country and abroad.
Special Commendations were also awarded to Hanna Tuulikki and Tony Foster, in recognition of the depth and innovative variety of their work.
Norfolk Arts Award
The gallery was one of nine finalists for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Hostry Festival Arts Award 2017. There were 3 categories: large organisations, individuals and small arts organisations. The gallery was one of three small organisations on the final shortlist for the People's Choice, awarded as a result of a public vote, the other two being Norwich Puppet Theatre and Lost in Translation Circus. Lost in Translation Circus in Norwich was the ultimate winner http://litcircus.com/ announced at a gala ceremony on October 20 as part of the Norwich Hostry Festival.
See here for further information: http://www.edp24.co.uk/going-out/edp-people-s-choice-awards-finalists-are-revealed-1-5203405