OPENINING OF WAC 2013 photo Dominic Simcox
Roy Ackerman CBE, Tadema Studios
Art Curator for 45 Park Lane, Dorchester Collection and The Dorchester Hotel.
Roy co-hosts several art shows for 45 Park Lane, Dorchester Collection throughout the year and provides artwork for the hotel's portfolio. Roy curated the inaugural WAC2012 Exhibition and enrolled the participation of leading British contemporary artists to show their own work and to help judge the WAC Competition. Roy will be curating WAC2013.
DOMINIC BRADNUM FIRST PRIZE – The 45 Park Lane Art Prize, comprising an overnight stay at 45 Park Lane in London, an opening night reception/private view with invited press and a 10-day solo exhibition
ROS FORD WAC Wells Art Contemporary 2nd Prize - £1000
CHRIS DUNSEATH WAC Wells Art Contemporary 3rd Prize - £500
PEOPLE'S PRIZE 2013 WON BY
LORAINE MORLEY, "Of No Fixed Abode"
SHORT LISTING JUDGES were Bruce McLean, Dan Hays and Prof Richard Wentworth CBE. Final judging for the prizes was done by the 45 Park Lane Artists and curator, Roy Ackerman CBE, Christian Furr, Donald Smith and Martin Fuller
WAC 2012 First Prize: The 45 Park Lane Prize won by FRANCES BORDEN - RHO4
WAC 2012 Second Prize won by JANE MORGAN - Crown of Thorns
WAC 2012 Third Prize won by DAVID DREY -The House at St Leonards
WAC 2012 The People’s Choice £250, won by GEOFF SHILLITO - Fiona
Frances Borden winner of WAC 2012 said;' It has been an unexpected boon to experience an externally derived impetus for my work. I've learnt a lot. Whatever the short-term effect of this show, the personal effect on my working life of the last six months will carry on being an influence for years to come.'