Aon Community Art Award 2016

Following on from the success of the inaugural Aon Community Art Award in 2015, Workplace Art has continued to support this project by assisting in the curation of the 2016 collection.

The Aon Community Art Award continues to support young artists graduating from three Art Schools – Glasgow School of Art; Leeds College of Art and Manchester School of Art – helping them with the transition to the commercial art world.

The project provides workshops and mentoring for a period of one year, whilst the graduate’s artworks are exhibited in Aon’s client suite, at the end of which works will be sold via an auction, with all of the proceeds going back to the graduates. Over 70% of the 2015 collection was sold at a live auction event in the iconic Leadenhall Building under the direction of Mr Nick Bonham, the former Chairman of Bonhams.

All selected students receive a cash amount and two further cash prizes are awarded; a £5,000 prize to the student selected by an external panel of judges, and a £2,000 Aon prize for a student selected by Aon employees.

The winner of the 2016 Aon Community Art Award of £5,000 was Georgina Clapham, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art. The Aon Community Art Award Colleague Prize winner was David Howe, a graduate of Manchester School of Art.

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