The Second Muban Educational Trust Woodblock Printmaking Award
In March 2016, the Muban Educational Trust announced three Winners of the Second Muban Educational Trust’s Woodblock Printmaking Awards. First Prize goes to Gu Xiuhua, from Tinajin Academy of Fine Arts. Joint Second Prize Winners are Wang Qifan from Central Academy of Fine Arts and Xu Na from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts.
69 final year undergraduate and post-graduate students from academies of arts in many parts of China applied to the Award with a selection of their current work as digital images. Working from these images a short list of 10 applicants was agreed. Each of the short listed students were then asked to send three original prints that they considered best represented their use of the medium of the woodblock print.
These years judges include:
Anne Farrer – Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the Muban Educational Trust
David Barker – The Muban Educational Trust
Weimin He – Ruskin School of Art
Clarissa von Spee – The British Museum
Kevin McLoughlin – Independent Scholar
Here are the Winners and shortlisted artists.
Gu Xiuhua – First Prize Winner
Wang Qifan – Second Prize Winner
Xu Na – Second Prize Winner
Chai Xinlin – Shortlisted
Chen Mingming – shortlisted
Fu Qiaolin – Shortlisted
Lu Yan – Shortlisted
Wang Changze – Shortlisted
Xu Guoyao – Shortlisted
Zheng Changlin – shortlisted