London Art Fair 2017 has announced that British photographic artist Hannah Farrell, presented by PAPER (Stand P6), has been awarded the £2,500 De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award.
Hannah Farrell’s work that brings attention to the photograph as a sculptural object by exploring materiality within and surrounding the photographic surface. Rooted in experiences of place and self-enquiry, her process prompts questions surrounding gender, the human figure, physical experiences of landscape and tensions between freedom and entrapment.
The judges described Hannah Farrell’s work as ‘an interesting and topical exploration of working-class masculinity’ and were impressed by the work’s production and execution. Hannah Farrell (b.1990) is a photographic artist that lives and works in Manchester, UK. She received a First Class Honours degree from Blackpool and the Fylde College in 2014 and has gone on to be featured in publications including the Catlin Guide 2015, Wallpaper* and The British Journal of Photography. She recently showed alongside Margaret Harrison in Castlefield Gallery’s ‘Superior Goods and Household Gods’ and has led talks and workshops at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Manchester School of Art.
Alex Pickering, Marketing Director of De’Longhi Group UK and Ireland UK comments: ‘De’Longhi is proud to be supporting the Art Projects Artist Award at London Art Fair 2017. We pride ourselves in innovative modern design, and we’re privileged to be able to reward an up-and-coming contemporary photographer such as Hannah Farrell, and support her work as she develops an exciting career in the art world.’
The judging panel for the De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award was carefully selected to include key art world figures from the areas of collecting, curating and education. The panel selected the winning artist on the merit of their art practice and work on display at the Fair. The judges were:
- Adrian George – Deputy Director & Senior Curator at Government Art Collection
- Rebecca Morrill – Senior Editor at Phaidon
- Fabienne Nicholas – Head of Consultancy at the Contemporary Art Society
De’Longhi is the UK’s number one premium Italian coffee machine brand. With an ethos on style, design and innovation, De’Longhi has a proud affiliation with art in the UK, including working in partnership with some of the UK’s leading artists for the Macmillan De’Longhi annual art programme over the last ten years. De’Longhi also has a longstanding headline sponsorship of Pallant House Gallery in West Sussex, which houses one of the UK’s biggest collections of modern art outside of London.