New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

6 November 2015 - 9 January 2016

Exhibition sponsored by

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View of LSA Annual Exhibition 2015

Over 180 works of art for sale by members living, working or studying in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland or with strong connections to the area. Download catalogue [pdf]

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Exhibition sponsors Charles Stanley kindly donated the Gold, Silver and Bronze Prizes, which together with three LSA prizes were independently chosen by Simon Lake, Senior Curator, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery and Dayle Flude, owner of the Cank Street Gallery Leicester.

Winner of Charles Stanley Gold Prize - Jane French

Charles Stanley Gold Prize
Jane French, Day Return to Loughborough, oil on board


"A beautifully observed moment of everyday life.  The play of light on the two heads and the interplay of shape, gesture and expressions combine to create a memorable painting."
- Simon Lake & Dayle Flude



Painting by Jax CrewCharles Stanley Silver Prize
Jax Crew, Lanes Panel 1, oil on board


"A rugged painterly quality is brought to the fore in this work.  A dark brooding landscape is given unexpected energy with powerful flashes of colour."
- Simon Lake & Dayle Flude




Painting by Annie O'ConnorCharles Stanley Bronze Prize
Annie O'Connor,Shedding No 2 In Unison, collage


"Elaborately composed and ordered abstract, with intriguing, playful and bold juxtapositions and transitions."
Simon Lake & Dayle Flude


Painting by Alan HopwoodLSA George Pickard Prize
Alan Hopwood, A Walk in the Park, mixed media


"Tension is created through powerfully expressive brushwork, with strong forms and colour combinations."
- Simon Lake & Dayle Flude


Painting by Peter ClaytonLSA Guy Dixon Prize
Peter Clayton  All Saints, Morston, mixed media

"Well composed and vibrant collage, giving warmth and life to the old time-weathered stone church." 
- Simon Lake & Dayle Flude



Colagraph by Jay SeabrookLSA Henton Ellis Prize
Jay Seabrook, Go Fly a Kite, collagraph & watercolour


"Simple infectious joy of a much loved pastime.  Well composed and enjoyable piece."
- Simon Lake & Dayle Flude





3 winners of the LSA Student Award 2015 photo

The winners of the new LSA Student Award sponsored by West End Gallery feature in the exhibition  . . .. read more

Photograph of Cllr Piara Singh Clair speaks to Simon LakeCllr Piara Singh Clair and Simon Lake at the LSA Annual Exhibition 2015  preview at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

The exhibition was opened at the preview evening on Thursday 5 November 2015 by the Deputy Mayor of Leicester Cllr Piara Singh Clair. . . . .read more

See a list of all prizes[pdf] . . .


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