New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA
The 122nd Annual Exhibition of the LSA held at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery contained over 150 pieces of original art. Whilst many works were traditional in approach, contemporary work was also much in evidence, positioning the LSA firmly in the 21st century.
Every member of the Society had the opportunity to exhibit, making the show diverse and stimulating, whilst covering many media from sculpture to paintings, artist’s prints to drawings. The exhibition was opened at an evening preview by the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Cllr Paul; Westley
The five prizes awarded to individual artists at this exhibition are shown below, and were selected this year by Chris Tkacz, joint owner with his wife Krystyna Tkacz of the Little London Gallery in Derbyshire.
George Pickard Prize
Leslie Goodwin, 'Morocco Series - Edge'
LESLIE GOODWIN, MBE, RI, 'Morocco Series - Edge' , Oil
'This inventive image has a thoughtful awareness of drawing and spontenaity of mark-making.'
NEIL SIVELL, Winter Trees
A simple, understated watercolour, using a limited colour range
The Guy Dixon Prize
Ruth Cockayne, 'Quarry- Swithland'
RUTH COCKAYNE, 'Quarry - Swithland',
"A real connection with materials and subject and a risky composition, which adds tension".
The Society Prize
Jill Hailes, 'Aerial View'
JILL HAILES, 'Aerial View', Acrylic
"The colour and composition interact beautifully, an essence of place is also evident."
Geoffrey Beasley, 'Kate'
GEOFFREY BEASLEY, 'Kate', Oil
"A well-crafted, contemporary profile portrait."