Award Ceremony 2017 - Winners Revealed

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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. 

 
   Overall Winner Harry Maberly    Pictured with Artist John Byrne (left) and Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University David Eustace (Right). 

Overall Winner Harry Maberly
Pictured with Artist John Byrne (left) and Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University David Eustace (Right). 

 
 
   The winners of The John Byrne Award 17/18  (left-right) Niall Dolan, CEO of The John Byrne Award; Matthew Gibb, music category prize winner; Morag Seaton, writing category prize winner; John Byrne, artist and playwright; Harry Maberly, The John Byrne Award 17/18 overall winner; Harri Hill, visual category prize winner; Francesca Kennedy, video category prize winner; David Eustace, photographic artist and Chancelor of Edinburgh Napier University.  

The winners of The John Byrne Award 17/18
(left-right) Niall Dolan, CEO of The John Byrne Award; Matthew Gibb, music category prize winner; Morag Seaton, writing category prize winner; John Byrne, artist and playwright; Harry Maberly, The John Byrne Award 17/18 overall winner; Harri Hill, visual category prize winner; Francesca Kennedy, video category prize winner; David Eustace, photographic artist and Chancelor of Edinburgh Napier University.
 

 

 

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

 

 

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