The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Exhibition Catalogue | for delivery (£5 + p&p)

LOCATION: The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish St, Manchester M15 6BR

DATES: 12 July - 24 August 2019, exhibition open Wednesday - Saturday

OPENING TIMES: 12 - 6pm, late opening every Thursday until 7pm.


“What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” - John Ruskin

Held at The Holden Gallery in Manchester in summer 2019, featuring work selected from over 1260 entries (over 3000 artworks), The 5th John Ruskin Prize shortlist exhibition ‘Agent of Change’ featured challenging work by the selected 41 prize finalists. In response to a nationwide open call, entrants for The 5th John Ruskin Prize entered work responding to the theme: Agent of Change.

Featuring selected work by The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Finalists:

Balal Aquil /  Omid Asadi / Lucy Burscough / Tracey Bush / Duncan Cameron / Faye Claridge / Judy Clarkson / Wayne Clough / Connor Coulston / Sarah Craske / Smout Allen Design Research /  Sarah Duncan /  Lisa Earley / Kate Genever /  Nigel Goldsmith /  Evagelia Hagikalfa /  Martin Hearne /  Michelle Heron /  Harriet Mena Hill / Marguerite Horner / Benedict Hughes / Juliette Losq / Pinkie Maclure / Farwa Moledina / Julie Moss / Fronc Ng / Kazuki Nishinaga /  Shanti Panchal / Lucy Pass / Lee John Phillips / Hilary Powell / Mike S Redmond & Faye Coral Johnson / Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton / Conor Rogers / Katrin Spranger / Emilia Symis / Kathy Taylor / Danny Treacy / Chao Wang / Pip Woolf / Colin Yates

The exhibition is free and open to all and continues until 24 August 2019.

The 3 prize winners were announced on 11 July 2019 at the exhibition launch of ‘Agent of Change’ at The Holden Gallery and each awarded their share of the £5000 Prize fund.

They are: 1ST PRIZE: Juliette Losq | 2ND PRIZE: Shanti Panchal | STUDENT PRIZE: Chao Wang | READ PRESS RELEASE



The Big Draw, organisers of The John Ruskin Prize are pleased to be taking part in Ruskin in Manchester this summer as part of the #Ruskin200 celebrations. Take a look at the events calendar for what’s happening this summer.

Thank you everyone who has joined our events so far and we hope you enjoy the exhibition, please let us know your thoughts using #RuskinPrize #RuskinPrize19 #RuskinMCR - follow The Big Draw by clicking the links below or join our Ruskin Prize mailing list here.

Highlights from The John Ruskin Prize exhibition and event programme organised by The Big Draw (10 - 18 July) as part of Ruskin in Manchester 2019. Events included: ‘Walk & Gawk Architecture Sketchcrawl’ with Dr Jonathan Foyle, The John Ruskin Prize 2019: ‘Agent of Change’ exhibition launch & prize giving and a talk & tour (with live sketching) with Ruskin Prize Finalists & Alumni: Conor Rogers, Robin Sukatorn and Omid Asadi. Thanks to: Dr Rachel Dickinson, Master-Elect of The Guild of St George, Zoe Watson, Curator, The Holden Gallery and Rachel Price, Managing-Director, The John Ruskin Prize.