Time running out to enter Holt Festival’s Sir John Hurt Art Prize

PUBLISHED: 11:51 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:06 07 June 2019

Sir John Hurt,  Actor, Artist,  Picture: Andi Sapey

Sir John Hurt, Actor, Artist, Picture: Andi Sapey

Andi Sapey

Time is running out for artists to enter one of the East of England’s top competitions, the Holt Festival Sir John Hurt Art Prize.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday, June 16 as do applications to take part in Holt Festival Open Studios, and the festival's new prize for younger artists, The Sworders Art Prize.

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The Sir John Hurt Prize is named after the screen legend who lived near Cromer and was a great supporter of the festival and a keen artist.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize of £1,750 and be exhibited at Norwich's Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The Sworders Prize is open to artists between 16 and 23 and carries a prize of £750 for the winner, who will also be offered a commission-free exhibition by Holt's contemporary art space The Gallery in Lees Yard.

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