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care­fully selected judg­ing panel of cu­ra­tors, col­lec­tors, artists and aca­demics from around the globe.

“It cer­tainly will be an arts com­pe­ti­tion be­fit­ting the name of the larger-than-life char­ac­ter of Francis Henry New­bery,” says Jeremy. “To have re­ceived so much in­ter­est at this early stage of the com­pe­ti­tion is very en­cour­ag­ing.”

The ex­cite­ment around this event is some­thing that Jeremy wants to pass on to all those artists and sculp­tors and de­sign­ers who are con­sid­er­ing en­ter­ing their work. “This is your chance to be part of one of the most pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional open art com­pe­ti­tions in the world, with one of the largest cash prizes.”

For those of you who know of an artist who should be en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion but you’re not sure if they will know about it yet, you can rec­om­mend them through

The New­bery Arts Prize web­site.

“If the rec­om­men­da­tion is en­tic­ing enough for them to en­ter, you’ll be re­warded with the sum of 10 guineas (£10.50 in to­day’s money),” adds Jeremy. “Fur­ther­more, if you wish to be the pa­tron of an artist or spon­sor their en­tries and costs to cre­ate their mas­ter­pieces for the prize, this is won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to be­come in­volved from afar. There are thou­sands of artists who would ap­pre­ci­ate a lit­tle help, es­pe­cially in these chal­leng­ing times.”

Paint­ing & Draw­ing:

As re­gards sub­ject, this is com­pletely open, how­ever fol­low­ing New­bery’s orig­i­nal rules: ‘the use of highly crafted skills and tech­niques will be judged’.

‘Think of the qual­ity of work that New­bery cre­ated, en­cour­aged, taught and pro­moted through­out his life­time around the world’

Carved or Cast Sculp­ture:

As with the pre­vi­ous cat­e­gory there is no sub­ject re­straint, sim­ply a sculp­ture which has been carved or cast.

Ar­chi­tec­ture & De­sign:

A very broad cat­e­gory open to ev­ery­thing from gar­den de­sign to ar­chi­tec­tural mod­els and from fur­ni­ture de­signs to tex­tiles.

“Al­though the cat­e­gories are very broadly de­scribed, the idea is to in­clude works which might or­di­nar­ily be ex­cluded from such com­pe­ti­tions,” says Jeremy.

“Francis Henry New­bery was very open-minded, and the com­pe­ti­tion, which takes his name, re­mains so to­day. Think of the qual­ity of work that New­bery cre­ated, en­cour­aged, taught and pro­moted through­out his life­time around the world.

“I only wish that the com­pe­ti­tion’s name­sake was here to see it all. I think he would have been ab­so­lutely de­lighted!”

Self por­trait by Francis Henry New­bery circa 1892

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