Our congratulations to current Stanley Picker Fellow Andy Holden and 2005 Fellowship recipient Elizabeth Price, also nominated for this year’s Turner Prize, who have both received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists 2012. The announcements were made during a recent ceremony at the organization’s new headquarters in London King’s Cross. The artists are showing together at the Stanley Picker Gallery until 24 November 2012 as part of the exhibition The Occupants: Contemporary Perspectives on the Picker House.
Holden and Price join visual artists Ed Atkins, Pavel Bchler and Lis Rhodes, as well as composers Steve Beresford, Eliza Carthy and Edmund Finnis, to each receive 50,000 over three years to spend as they wish.
“Since 1994, PHF has given nearly 4m to artists and composers to buy some time, pay some bills, dream some dreams. Its one of the best investments weve made,” commented PHF chair Jane Hamlyn, Paul Hamlyn’s daughter and the founding director of Frith Street Gallery.
Previous beneficiaries of the grant include, for the visual arts, Mark Leckey, Tomma Abts, Jeremy Deller, Ben Rivers, and Rose Wylie.