Featured Image: © Alannah Ferry ‘Portrait of the Pandemic’
Young Donegal artist Alannah Ferry (aged 18) has been shortlisted for the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2020 at the National Gallery of Ireland.
Selected from more than one thousand entries, the shortlists of both the 2020 Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize have been announced today by the National Gallery of Ireland.
Milford student Alannah’s work is titled Portrait of The Pandemic. The jarring visual representation of the pandemic uses a rich variety of materials including scrap metal, solder, newspaper clippings printed during the Covid-19 lockdown, PVA glue, marbles, voice recorder chip, fishing wire, mask, steel wool, clay, nail polish and glitter on canvas.
26 artists, working across a variety of different media, have made it through to the final stage of the Zurich Portrait Prize, while 20 young artists aged between three and eighteen years old have been shortlisted for the Zurich Young Portrait Prize.
The Zurich Young Portrait Prize will see five winners bring be chosen to receive a bespoke art box and a cash prize. This year’s Zurich Young Portrait Prize judges are Maria Cagney, Head of Education, The Hunt Museum; artist Colin Davidson; and illustrator, author and comedian Aoife Dooley.
An exhibition of works shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize will open at the National Gallery of Ireland on 21 November 2020. Following the success of the run of last year’s exhibitions at Crawford Art Gallery, the Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize will travel to Cork once again in April 2021.Tags: