Judged by Garry Barker, Andrew Stewart and Diane Sinnot, the prizes were awarded at the preview evening.
£1000 – for Best Picture in Show. Sponsored by the Trustees on behalf of the Great North Art Show
Judges comments: “A deeply felt and meditative painting in a tradition that goes back through Cecil Collins and Craigie Atchison. All essential detail stripped away letting the sombre colour and apparently simple form carry the force of the image”.
Wendy Jones being presented with the award by Austin Mitchell, MP
Judges comments: “Intense, elevating the allotment to something significant. The patterning of the paint echoes the structural principles of planting. Joyful and exuberant.”
Awarded to Laney Birkhead
Judges comments: “Mystical evocation of landscape that illustrates an intensity of vision”.