Arts /Sculpture

Cheeseburn Sculture - GDNE Young Sculptor of the Year 2016/17

This funding commitment from the Gillian Dickinson Trust is providing a fantastic opportunity for young artists in the North East to get their professional careers started and to realise ambitious new artworks. We were so impressed by the quality of ideas from our first 9 young artists and really excited to work with Dan to support him to produce his installation of 2000 ceramic squirrels at Cheeseburn in 2017. - Matthew Jarrett

Funding from the Gillian Dickinson Trust has enabled Cheeseburn Sculpture to develop this award to support new and emerging artists who are from the North East or committed to working in the North East.

In the first year 9 young artists were been selected from an open call and supported with advice and mentoring to produce proposals for exhibition at Cheeseburn’s Stables Gallery in May 2016. A panel of judges including James Ramsbotham from the Gillian Dickinson Trust selected the ‘Scurry’ proposal by recent Sunderland University graduate Dan Gough. Funding from Gillian Dickinson Trust will now enable Dan to develop his proposal and produce an amazing installation of 2000 ceramic red and grey squirrels which will be unveiled at Cheeseburn Sculpture in spring 2017 along with the exhibition of proposals from 9 more young artists for the next Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor award.

Cheeseburn Sculpture Curator Matthew Jarratt said: “This funding commitment from the Gillian Dickinson Trust is providing a fantastic opportunity for young artists in the North East to get their professional careers started and to realise ambitious new artworks. We were so impressed by the quality of ideas from our first 9 young artists and really excited to work with Dan to support him to produce his installation of 2000 ceramic squirrels at Cheeseburn in 2017”

This annual award at Cheeseburn Sculpture has been made possible thanks to the kind support of the Gillian Dickinson Trust who are committed to promoting creativity in young people across the North East.

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