As part of the annual prize, the winning artist has the opportunity of a high profile solo exhibition in London with Brookfield Properties and the Crafts Council. My exhibition On Tenterhooks is open to the public from June 21st - September 3rd 2021 across two square mile venues - 99 Bishopsgate and Aldgate Tower. The exhibition is a showcase of the recent textile works acquired for the Crafts Council Collection, alongside key pieces and films from my portfolio.
Please see below for links to videos and articles relating the prize:
Anna Ray announced as the 2021 Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award Winner
Collect 2021 Award Partner Brookfield Properties selected Anna Ray, represented by House on Mars Gallery, as the winner of this year’s Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award. Two pieces ‘Capture’ and ‘Weave’ (both 2020) will be acquired for the Crafts Council Collection. During this event Anna received the award and talked a bit about the creation of the two pieces acquired and previous winner Matt Smith talked about the impact of winning the inaugural Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award.
Collect Selects: Textiles and New Materials, in association with the V&A and RCA
This event brings Dr Christine Checinska, British womenswear designer, art historian and Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum together with Anne Toomey, Head of Programme and Reader in Smart Textiles at the Royal College of Art discuss their selection of stand-out objects at this year's Collect Art fair. Christine and Anne introduce the work of new emerging makers as well as established textile artists.
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