Tuesday, 22 January 2013

O'Neil Awards 2012 - Pt1

Lossiemouth, Scotland. 2011 by Marc Wilson
Last Thursday night I went along to the O'Neil awards.
There's a great selection of work on show this year and it was fantastic to see Marc Wilson's The Last Stand scooping up third prize.

If you're not familiar with the project, in written description it's a documentary landscape series of the 'physical remnants of war in the 20th Century in the UK and Northern Europe'.
But in print, on a wall, it is a stunningly eerie, softly lit set of landscape art.

It leads your mind towards Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy.

Studland bay, Dorset. England. 2011 by Marc Wilson

I was also thrilled to see some work from Wendy Sacks. Which literally took my breath away. But more on that in the next post.

An added highlight of the night was the delivery of the winners names. Due to the poor sound system we all got a chance to announce them in a wonderfully complicated game of chinese whispers over two floors. Made us all giggle :)

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