"The award has given me confidence to put work out in the world under my own name, so I am very grateful for that!"
- Harriet Bourhill, 2018 Visual Category winner
Wow – what a fantastic way to round off this year’s competition! Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate Scotland’s young creative talent at the Fruitmarket Gallery! We were thrilled with the turnout and it was amazing to see so many people engaging with the entrant’s exhibition and installations.
Congratulations to Harry Maberly who is the overall winner of The John Byrne Award 2017/18 with his video entry ‘The Secret Society’. Congratulations also to our four category winners:
Visual Award – Harriet Bourhill, ‘Trinity’
Music Award – Matthew Gibb, ‘Home’
Video Award – Francesca Kennedy , ‘The Glasgae Boys’
Writing Award – Morag Seaton, ‘Garment Stories’
We will be back on the 1st of March to launch our 2018/2019 award – in the meantime check out all of this year’s entries here.