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Call for entries - WW SOLO Award 2013

WW Gallery 
34/35 Hatton Garden EC1N 8DX

+44 (0)7531342128

DEADLINE: 20 June 2013

Call for entries to UK-based artists working in any medium

midnight on 20 June 2013


a solo exhibition at WW Gallery in January 2014, £1000 prize money, a group show in August 2013, 3 months mentoring.


Alison Wilding (Turner Prize-nominated sculptor and Royal Academician), 
Charlotte Mullins (art historian, writer, broadcaster and editor for Art Quarterly), 
Ceri Hand (Director of Ceri Hand Gallery), and 
Gill Saunders (Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum).

With just 10 days left until the 2013 deadline, we invite you to submit your work for consideration for the 2013 SOLO award, or forward this on to someone you think might be interested. There is a simple online application procedure and the selection process involves looking at just the work itself, (no names or CVs are seen by the judges). Below is more information on what it's all about, who the judges are, as well as feedback from the artists and judges who made last year's award so successful. If you have further questions, please visit the website or email us.

Now in its second year, the WW SOLO Award is a structured opportunity created to provide support and development for contemporary artists working in any medium and at all stages of their career. Unlike other contemporary art awards, the SOLO Award is inclusive, with a focus that stretches further than new graduates, believing that artists can be ’emerging' at any age.

This year the winner will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges, including Alison Wilding (Turner Prize-nominated sculptor and Royal Academician), Charlotte Mullins (art historian, writer, broadcaster and editor for Art Quarterly), Ceri Hand (Director of Ceri Hand Gallery), and Gill Saunders (Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum). The winner of the SOLO Award will receive prize money of £1000 and a solo exhibition at the gallery in January 2014. Longlisted artists will be exhibited in a group exhibition this coming August 2013.

In January 2013, WW Gallery held SYSTEM, the very well-received solo exhibition for the 2012 SOLO Award winner Jonathan Gabb. We invite you to view the catalogue produced for Jonathan, including beautiful details of the new works created, installation images of his solo show and three specially commissioned texts by Helen Sumpter (senior editor, Art Review), Deb Covell (artist and co-founder, Platform A Gallery, M'brough) and Francesca Brooks (freelance writer), plus a foreword by Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams (directors, WW Gallery).

WW is one of London’s leading contemporary artist-run spaces with a reputation for consistently forward-thinking and innovative projects. Spread across 1200 square feet of sky-lit rooms, the exhibition space, shop and lounge occupy the premises of a former jeweller's workshop in the heart of Hatton Garden, Clerkenwell, conveniently located between Farringdon and Chancery Lane tube stations.

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