Delamore Arts Prize Winner 2017 - Meryl HopperThe Trustees of Delamore Arts are delighted to award a prize to the most promising artist to graduate from the Plymouth College of Art Painting Drawing and Printmaking course each year. The prize includes a cash sum to help the artist set up their business or to finance a specific art project and invites the artists to exhibit with Delamore Art the following May during our annual exhibition.
The winner of the prize for 2017 and exhibiting with us at Delamore Art 2018 is Meryl Hopper. Meryl's practice revolves around people - personal and political - and identity - group and individual. Her work has moved through the encapsulation of world issues in the personal; portraiture - including self-portraiture - as a means of exploring identity; a study of the facets and structures of identity itself; and the effect of experience on outlook and presentation as we interact with the world around us, particularly seen in how the unconscious affects our artistic expression. She has recently transitioned from a love of painting with oils and a more considered output, to a desire for the immediacy of expression that drawing alone allows, together with a more intuitive, holistic approach where the whole body and psyche are one in the production of the work.
The previous Winner was Oona Wagstaff.
26th February 2018