There will be an ARTIST TEACHER award presented at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in January.It is unlikely to achieve the media attention of the Turner Prize but it is just as significant. It is significant because it evidences the value that this major gallery places upon teachers of art maintaining their own contemporary art practice. The ARTIST TEACHER is selected every year as an award to the most distinctive MA Fine Art & Education artists' exhibition. This year Godfrey Worsdale selected Siobhan Verrall's sculptural work which engages with the potential poetics of the ready made.
Last year's award winner Ruth Robinson has recently had her work selected for the exhibition "The Power of Making" at the V&A. Like many of the artists working in teaching Ruth's work is collaborative and is critically involved with the notion of learnt skills and ideas.
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