Investing in Women Artists
THE TIM MAY MEMORIAL PRIZE
Sponsored by Susan Angoy in memory of her husband Tim May. Tim studied at the Chelsea School of Art and was a great appreciator of art in its many forms. A titan of the design world, Tim had an eye for form and aesthetics that spanned all the arts. Tim loved to help people achieve their full potential and was especially keen that women be treated as equals and given the opportunity to succeed in their given field.
Frances Segelman FRSA MRSS
Frances Segelman, aka Lady Petchey, is one of the most successful professional sculptors in Britain. An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport, Frances is known for her sculptures of The Royal Family.
Frances said, 'I am delighted to sponsor the Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize, recognising the achievements of women in sculpture. As a self taught sculptor I know just how challenging it can be to succeed, and I hope this prize will encourage and inspire the next generation of women sculptors.
DAME EMMA THOMPSON
Dame Emma Thompson is one of stage, screen and films most acclaimed and celebrated actresses. Speaking of her continued support for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, she has said:
"I am absolutely delighted to contribute towards this art prize and once again offer my support for this wonderful initiative to help the Arts and Women Artists in particular. The past twelve months has proved difficult for everyone and I hope that this prize will go some way to supporting women artists through this crisis. I look forward to seeing the winning entry late in the summer.”
Photo Credit: Nick Haddow
WOMEN IN ART FAIR
Women in Art Fair is an initiative dedicated to redressing the gender imbalance in the art industry. WIAF seeks to create a positive global platform from which self-identified female artists are given an opportunity to show their work, and contribute to the developing exchange of ideas around gender, sexuality and culture.
We are grateful for the continued funding from WIAF, who have supported and collaborated with the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize for many years in order to give women painters a platform.
Mall Galleries based in London a stones throw from Trafalgar Square is our nation's focal point for contemporary figurative art, and home to the Federation of British Artists. A charitable organisation reliant entirely on its funding from entry fees, subscriptions and other income, the Mall Galleries supports one lucky prize winner with subsidised competition entry fees.
ZEBRA ONE GALLERY
Zebra One Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Hampstead Village. Established for over 40 years, they work with a wide variety of artists and works, from emerging artists to some of the world's most well-known artists and photographers. Zebra One Gallery uses its platform to raise awareness for causes and subjects that are to dear to them, including support women in the arts.
Zebra One Gallery proudly supports the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize.
Ecclestone Art founded the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize in 2017 as part of their ongoing commitment to supporting emerging woman painters.
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum is an independent, self-funding charity and a dynamic space for art, events and history in the heart of Hampstead Village.
Burgh House has acted as a home for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize by hosting our annual exhibition of finalists and prize-giving. We look forward to returning to Burgh House in 2021.