Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize 2021
The Friends of the Ridgeway were very disappointed to have to cancel the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize in 2020. However, we are delighted to announce that the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize will be held next year in in April 2021. If practical and possible, there will be an exhibition in Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington; if not possible there will be an online exhibition and prize giving. A Flyer for the competition is attached.
The aim of the competition is to bring The Ridgeway to life not only as a long distance trail but as an artistic inspiration, and to show The Ridgeway, its history and environs, in all their aspects throughout all seasons. The theme of the competition is ‘Spirit of the Ridgeway’. The competition Rules and Entry Form are attached. There will be separate classes for (i) wall art (including painting, drawing, etching, textile pictures and wall hangings, and mosaics), (ii) sculpture (including ceramics), (iii) photography (including digital art), and (iv) writing (poetry or prose).
If possible there will be an exhibition of works submitted for the competition. It will be open to the public on Saturday 24 April and Sunday 25 April 2021 in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington (Broad Street, Uffington, Oxfordshire, SN7 7RA), located in the centre of the beautiful and historic rural village of Uffington in the Vale of the White Horse. If a physical exhibition is not possible, there will be an online exhibition and prize giving. The Ridgeway Friends Day will be on Sunday 25 April 2021 which will include our AGM as well as the arts prize giving.