Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The RUA Conor Prize for a Figurative Work
At last week's opening of the RUA's Annual Exhibition in Belfast, I was thrilled to be awarded the Conor Prize for a figurative work for my painting of Clown Johnny K.
The prize commemorates William Conor (1881 – 1968). Described as "Ulster's best-loved artist", Conor was perhaps best known for his drawings of working class Belfast people, so I am particularly honoured to have won the prize bearing his name.
The RUA’s Annual Exhibition runs from the 2 – 31 October 2009 in the old Northern Bank on the corner of Waring St and North St, Belfast.