Reception to Announce the Winner of The Suki Tea Art Prize, Belfast

Friday 9 June, 6pm
Official announcement at 6.30pm
Suki Tea HQ, 6 Twin Spires, Belfast, BT12 3JF.

The Suki Tea Art Prize offers professional artists a chance to win a two month, fully-funded, artist residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, including flights, accommodation, studio space, a monthly stipend, and superb networking opportunities. The prize is worth over £4,000 and aims to provide artists with an opportunity to respond to a new environment and develop new work.

Courtesy of Suki Tea, and facilitated by the Arts & Business NI Investment Programme, Visual Artists Ireland initiated the prize in 2015. The prize is open to all professional artists resident in Northern Ireland and all Visual Artists Ireland members in the Republic of Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages. Colin Darke was announced as the inaugural winner of the £2000 prize at Stormont in October 2015.

Noel Kelly, CEO of Visual Artists Ireland said “It has been a great pleasure working with Suki Tea, Arts and Business Northern Ireland, and the Centre Culturel Irlandais in the development of this great opportunity. The winner will follow in the footsteps of well-known artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Henri Rousseau, Pablo Picasso, and Henry Matisse who all spent at least part of their careers being inspired by the unique atmosphere that Paris offers to those seeking inspiration. The winner will enjoy two months during which they can engage and immerse themselves in a city that defines the word creativity for many.”