The NAE Open is a dynamic exhibition was created through a competitive, open application process for Nottinghamshire based artists and Global Majority artists living anywhere in the UK.

Tasked to select innovative and high quality artworks which address important societal concerns, a noted judging panel chose from over 300 incredible submissions. The result was an eclectic and compelling collection of over 40 artworks.

Beyond the public exhibition itself, seven prizes were awarded.

The NAE Open 2022 Prizes and Winners

The NAE Exhibition Prize: Winner Enam Gbewonyo
Commissioning grant, mentoring support, future exhibition or performance at NAE in 2023/2024
Selected by the NAE team

The NAE Residency Prize: Winner Sayra Begum
3 months residency at NAE, provided with an artist studio, mentoring support from the team in 2023/2024
Selected by the NAE team

Judges Prize: Winner Jamal Sterrett
Cash award of £1,500
Selected by judging panel

Public Choice Prize: Winner Hannaa Hamdache
Cash award of £1,500
Selected by visitors to the exhibition

Primary Residency Prize: Winner Chiemi Shimada
2 week residency awarded to an artist from the Global Majority living anywhere in the UK. The recipient will receive a fee of £1000, access to a project space at Primary as part of the 2023 Summer Residencies Programme, 1-2-1 mentoring support, conversation with Primary’s artist community and the opportunity to present work to an audience, through a screening, performance, workshop, discussion or meal.

National Artist Prize: Winner Suman Gujral
Cash award of £200
To support an artist aged 60+ with a development bursary, an opportunity to deliver a masterclass to ArtSpeak members and an artist’s profile on ArtSpeak website
Sponsored and selected by: ArtSpeak

Nottinghamshire Artist Prize: Winner Shannon Scherer
Cash award of £100
To support young local artist with professional print services
Sponsored and selected by: John E Wright

Read more about the NAE Open 2022



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