Welcome the start of 2018 with a splash of colour as Guildford House Gallery proudly welcomes The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017 exhibition

The 2017 Exhibition marks the 30th Anniversary of The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. It remains the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Throughout its 30-year history, the Competition has consistently aimed to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media, whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional painting.

The 2017 judging panel comprised Sarah Long, Director of Long and Ryle Gallery; Kathryn Maple, artist and 2016 First Prize Winner; Louis Wise, critic and writer for The Sunday Times; and Andrew Wilton, Curator and Art Historian – whose combined expertise has determined the content of this year’s Exhibition.

Congratulations go to this year’s winners – Richard Fowler (First Prize), Elizabeth McCarten (Jackson’s Young Artist Award) and Annie Williams (St Cuthberts Mill Prize for an outstanding work on paper) as well as to the seventy-eight shortlisted artists, whose work was selected from over 1000 submissions.

The Exhibition which launched at the Mall Galleries, London tours to Guildford House Gallery 13 January – 10 March 2018

Guildford House Gallery

155 High Street

Guildford GU1 3AJ

Exhibition opening hours Monday –Saturday 10.00-16.45

Free Entry

Contact T: 01483 444751


© Guildford Arts 2016

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