Founders Award Winners 2021

Bethlem Gallery is delighted to share here the works of the 2021 Founders Prize Award Winners: Bullgrab-UK, Lorna Rose, Jules Cunningham and Lucy.

Every year as part of the Bethlem Art Fair, we invite a judge to select three artists for the Founders Prize, highlighting artists who are submitting work for the first time. Winners receive a prize of £100.

This year we invited Jen Wong to judge the award. Jen is Head of Programming at Science Gallery London, a space where art and science collide at King’s College London. She leads on the gallery exhibition and event programme and works with curators, artists, scientists and diverse audiences to create transdisciplinary experiences at the intersection of the arts and sciences. She is also co-founder and Director of Guerilla Science, an organisation dedicated to revolutionising how people engage with science. She has previously worked for the Dana Centre, Wellcome Collection, Science Museum and Natural History Museum. Jen has a background in exhibition curation and experience production, a degree in Natural Sciences, and an M.Phil in History & Philosophy of Science.

Jen said on selecting the winners;

“I actually just went with my gut feeling and selected the artists whose work stood out in an interesting way for me. All four selected artists demonstrate a level of skill and talent, their work conveys an interesting story, mood or state of change. I found these works moving and intriguing and I wanted to know more about their motivations and why the artists chose to express themselves in these particular ways.”

Scroll down to see the winning works.

Many of the works are on sale as part of Bethlem Art Fair 2021. Click here to view the Art Fair online.

Many thanks to Jen Wong for judging the award, and congratulations to Bullgrab-UK, Lorna Rose, Jules Cunningham and Lucy!

Bullgrab-UK, Hope

 

 

Lorna Rose, Ant and the Grasshopper

 

Jules Cunningham, Untitled

 

Lucy, Sunflowers