Brookfield Properties Craft Award shortlist announced
By Emily Peagram 13 Jan 2022
The Brookfield Properties Craft Award, in partnership with the Crafts Council, launched in 2020, is a leading craft prize for UK artists worth £60,000. The winning artist receives a solo exhibition at a Brookfield Properties space which will open in summer 2022.
Now in its third year, the Brookfield Properties Craft Award is one of the most significant craft prizes in the UK, worth £60,000 to the artist and their associated gallery. The Award recognises an artist who significantly contributes to the story of contemporary craft and making in the UK. As part of the Award, Brookfield Properties acquires the winning artist’s work for the Crafts Council Collection, which currently holds over 1,700 objects. The winning artist, selected by Crafts Council and Brookfield Properties curators, will also receive a solo exhibition at a Brookfield Properties space opening in summer 2022.
The five artists shortlisted were selected from 350 artists showing at the 2022 edition of Collect, the leading international fair for contemporary design and craft. They are Anthony Amoako-Attah, Dawn Bendick, Cecilia Charlton, Christian Ovonlen and Irina Razumovskaya. The winner will be revealed on 24 February 2022 at a VIP ceremony at Somerset House, as part of the Crafts Council’s Collect 2022 art fair.
Rosy Greenlees – OBE and Executive Director of the Crafts Council, said: “It is extremely important to the craft sector to have support from companies like Brookfield Properties who truly believe in the power of craft to enliven the built environment and beyond. The Brookfield Craft Award is particularly unique as its benefit to the artist is threefold: with a solo exhibition in the heart of the City, their work becoming part of a collection of national significance and receipt of a substantial cash prize. The shortlist reflects a shared appetite of the Crafts Council and Brookfield Properties for the exciting diversity of craft being made today and I look forward to the winner being announced.”
Caitlin Warfield – Vice President, Brookfield Properties, said: “We want to congratulate the five artists on being shortlisted for this year’s Craft Award – their work and different practices are a true reflection of the breadth of UK craft. Arts and culture are embedded in Brookfield Properties and we are proud to be partnering with the Crafts Council on the Brookfield Properties Craft Award to celebrate contemporary makers in the UK and boost the country’s national crafts heritage.”
Collect: the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design will run from 25th-27th February 2022 (previews 23rd-24th February) at Somerset House in central London and online at Artsy.net from 23rd February-6th March. For more info visit www.craftscouncil.org.uk and www.brookfieldproperties.com