Winners of Arts Foundation awards announced

The Arts Foundation awarded fellowships and £50 000 in prize money to five creative professionals last night, at a ceremony at awards sponsor Pentagram’s London studio.

Lighting designer Stephen Hurrel beat competition from three other nominees to win the lighting design fellowship, and £10 000. He created the permanent light installation The Rings in Glasgow.

Swaya Harasymowicz won the illustration award for her work, which includes the cover for the new Penguin Classics edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Harasymonwicz intends to use the £10 000 prize money to fund her first full-length graphic novel, Radioman.

There were two winners in the sculpture in wood category. Sheffield-based artist Sarah Staton has work displayed in the Henry Moore Institute and the British Museum, while Tomoaki Suzuki created Trafalgar Square’s Christmas nativity scene in 2005. Staton and Suzuki will share the £10 000 award.

Nicholas Collon and Ken Cockburn won fellowships in the conducting and literary translation categories respectively.

The fellowships aim to help creative professionals who show potential but have not received ‘significant public profit’ for their work, according to the Arts Foundation.

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