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The Collection and Usher Gallery in Lincoln scoop £60,000 award

By LincsCC  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

Award winners

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The Contemporary Art Society has awarded The Collection and Usher Gallery, along with artist Oliver Laric their annual award, Commission to Collect.

The award which offers one of the largest sums of money, of any contemporary art prize in the UK, gives the winning partnership the opportunity to work together to commission a new work of art for the museum's permanent collection.

Jonathan Platt, Head of Libraries and Heritage at Lincolnshire County Council said:

"I'm thrilled that the Contemporary Art Society has backed The Collection's commission of Oliver Laric's exciting proposal for Lincoln. It's great to be able to give an artist their 'big break' and I'm sure Oliver will go on to great things. The Collection is a museum for the 21st century, and the cutting edge technology involved in this commission certainly demonstrates this."

The award will enrich the museum's international profile and contemporary collections, as well as giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the art work for generations to come.

The new work will go on display later next year.

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  • Saxilby_Mick  |  November 22 2012, 4:56PM

    I was pleasantly surprised at the selection of art which was on display at The Collection In addition to work by contemporary artists such as David Hockney, I was pleased to see pieces by well-known artists such as Dali & Lowry. I had not seen anything by William Logsdail before but the detail in his paintings is amazing. This is a good gallery which punches well above its weight and is a credit to our city. And its free!

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