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The John Ruskin Prize 2019: Agent of Change | Shortlist Exhibition


  • The Holden Gallery Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish St Manchester, M15 6BR United Kingdom (map)

12 July - 24 August 2019 | Free, All welcome

Opening hours: Wed - Sat 12:00 - 18:00, late opening Thursdays until 19:00

“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

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

The John Ruskin Prize Finalists 2019:

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 2019 Selection Panel:

Hew Locke, Artist; Barbara Walker MBE, Artist; Jessie Brennan, Artist; Dr Rachel Dickinson, Director of Education, Guild of St George and Principal Lecturer Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University; Dr Jonathan Foyle, Architectural Historian, Broadcaster & Artist, Professor; Tim Brennan, Artist & Head of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and Kate Mason, Director, The Big Draw.

Prize Managing Director: Rachel Price

Co-curated by: Rachel Price & Zoe Watson