About the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award
The Award was established by Foundation Derbyshire in 1998 with the help of a legacy from the estate of the late Jonathan Vickers, a lifelong lover of fine arts.
The award is open to emerging painters from across the UK with the successful artist receiving a bursary of £18,000, a studio, a contribution to the cost of materials and a nine month period of support and mentoring.
Foundation Derbyshire aims to develop a collection of contemporary art produced by rising artists which will be nationally important and will enrich the cultural life of Derbyshire.
During the nine month residency, the artist produces a portfolio of new work for solo exhibitions at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and at The Dome at the University of Derby Buxton campus. The artist contributes five days of teaching at the University of Derby’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology and leads a series of educational workshops in the community, supported by funding from Rolls-Royce plc. Collaboration with the University of Derby’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology has enabled art students to gain valuable insight from the experience and practices of a working artist.
Kerri Pratt is the winner of the sixth Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, running in 2014/15.