The winners of the 2016 Print Awards, part of the 4th International Print Biennale currently taking place across the North East of England, have been announced. Six artists have received awards including residencies, exhibition opportunities and a cash prize.
The prizewinners are: Nif Hodgson, Lisa Andrén, Hormazd Narielwalla, Tom Hammick, Manami Ito and Sun Ju Lee. Their work is being exhibited at Newcastle venues Northern Print, Gallery North and Vane. Another 22 venues are presenting exhibitions as part of the biennale, which celebrates artists from across the globe currently working in printmaking.
American artist Nif Hodgson creates multiple-plate etchings, screen-printed using charcoal powder. Currently artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, he will receive a £4,000 cash prize.
London-based artist Hormazd Narielwalla creates collage and prints utilising tailoring patterns. He has been offered the opportunity to work with Paupers Press in London to create a new work which will be launched during The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy in 2017.