The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize

We are delighted to announce that the 2014/15 Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize is now open to applications.

About the Woon Foundation Prize

This unique and exciting fine art prize is open to students currently in the final year of their undergraduate study within the United Kingdom.

Mr Wee Teng Woon, a keen art collector and graduate of Northumbria University, has initiated the funding of three major prizes and discretionary consolation prizes each year valued at £40,000 through his family’s foundation.

Final year undergraduates of Fine Art painting and Sculpture in the UK are invited to compete for the Art Prizes. The prize was launched in 2012 and the inaugural winner was Holly Hendry who completed her Fellowship in September 2014. The current Fellow is Ramona Zoladek who holds the Fellowship until September 2015.


  • 1st Prize: Woon Tai Jee Fellowship will be in the form of a bursary of £20,000 to be utilised to pay the costs of the Fellowship at the BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39. The institute is the result of a collaborative partnership between BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University. The recipient will have access to dedicated space in the BxNU institute at BALTIC 39 for the duration of the Fellowship as they work toward a solo exhibition and publication. The winner shall also receive critical and professional development support from a mentor.
  • 2nd Prize: Lim Ai Fang Art Prize of £9,000
  • 3rd Prize: Cheong Kam Hee Art Prize of £6,000

Further prizes may also be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel.

How to Enter

Entry costs £10 payable online here and applicants are asked to submit:

Please send application submissions to 

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 30th March 2015.

The Process of Selection

The prize opens in October 2014 for entries from final year undergraduate art students at UK institutions. 10 Shortlisted artists will feature in an exhibition to take place during summer 2015 with the awards announced in September 2015. A catalogue of shortlisted work will also be produced in conjunction with the exhibition.

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