Woon Foundation Prize

The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize offers an exceptional opportunity annually for students currently in the final year of their undergraduate study within the United Kingdom.

The remarkable first prize is a £20,000 fellowship with a 12-month studio space in the Woon Tai Jee Studio in Newcastle upon Tyne. The year-long fellowship includes mentoring from staff from both institutions and a final exhibition with catalogue at the end of the Fellowship.

There are also two generous runner-up prizes of £9,000 and £6,000.

Applications for The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize 2018 are now closed.

Northumbria and BALTIC jointly award and present the The Woon Foundation Prize for Painting and Sculpture as an important part of the successful strategic partnership between the two organisations.

Mr Wee Teng Woon kindly funds these major prizes and support of emerging artists and talent development to the value of £40,000 through his family’s foundation.

The prize was launched in 2012 and the inaugural winner was Holly Hendry who completed her Fellowship in September 2014. Ramona Zoladek held the Fellowship 2014/15, Kayt Hughes in 2015/16, Becca Halliwell-Sutton in 2016/17 and the current fellow is Joy Labinjo.

Woon Tai Jee Fellows

2017/18 Fellow: Joy Labinjo
2016/17 Fellow: Becca Halliwell-Sutton
2015/16 Fellow: Kayt Hughes
2014/15 Fellow: Ramona Zoladek
2013/14 Fellow: Holly Hendry

View 2016 Woon Prize exhibition catalogue
View 2015 Woon Prize exhibition catalogue