We start the new year with exciting news that Christian Ovonlen is one of five artists shortlisted for the Brookfield Properties Craft Award, in partnership with the Crafts Council 2022.
The five shortlisted artists were selected from 350 artists showing at the 2022 edition of Collect, the leading international fair for contemporary design and craft. The five artists are Anthony Amoako-Attah, Dawn Bendick, Cecilia Charlton, Christian Ovonlen and Irina Razumovskaya.
Now in its third year, the Brookfield Properties Craft Award is one of the most significant craft prizes in the UK, worth £60,000. The Award recognises an artist who significantly contributes to the story of contemporary craft and making in the UK.
The winner will be revealed on 24 February 2022 at Somerset House, as part of Crafts Council’s Collect 2022 art fair. The winning artist receives a solo exhibition at a Brookfield Properties space which will open in summer 2022 with artworks acquired by the winning artist for the national Crafts Council Collection.