The European Prize for Applied Arts rewards creations of contemporary expressiveness in the fields of applied arts and craft design. This year, the winners of the European Prize for Applied Arts 2021 were awarded last weekend at the end of the WCC Europe exhibition at the Anciens Abattoirs Mons (Begien).
The competition has been organised since 2009 in collaboration with the City of Mons, WCC Europe and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels. This 5th edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the association. The competition is open to all artists working in the field of applied arts and craft design and residing in a European country (including non-EU countries). The works selected for the competition must be of a high standard and innovative, both technically and aesthetically.
A prize money of 3500 €, awarded by WCC-Europe, went to Edu Tarin with the jury statement: "The work of Edu Tarin, considered exemplary, finds all its relevance in the choice of materials used, whose trompe l'oeil effect is based on a high mastery of the materials and techniques used, which are current and innovative. A fine example of contemporary jewellery that was welcomed by the jury members."
The jury for the awards included:
Karien De Buysere, founder and director of Gallery Beyond (Antwerp).
Elisa Guidi, President of WCC Europe
Hélène Martiat, President of BeCraft
Ariane Skoda, Programme Officer for Visual Arts at the Centre Wallonie-Brussels (Paris)
Linda Topic, artist, professor of textile design (La Cambre - Brussels)
Text by Schnuppe von Gwinner available at https://blog.craft2eu.net/2022/03/07/european-prize-for-applied-arts-2021-die-preistrager/
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