The Cooper Prize

The main prize attracted hundreds of high quality entries proving a difficult task for judges to shortlist.

Prizes included:

  • £1000
  • Main gallery group exhibition with Cooper Prize Finalists
  • Solo Exhibition in Sadler Room 2024

View a gallery on Flickr that shows some of the work submitted by artists for The Cooper Prize.


Sam Sherborne - Staying Alive, Blacksmith made forged steel

A silver steel sculpture, there are characters woven into the artwork and a couple of pieces of bronze catch the eye

Highly Commended

Lucy Dewsnap - Proletariat. Oil on Canvas

Hear Lucy talk about her artwork on YouTube

A very large painting of a pigeon!


Paul Towey - You Had Sex Here but not with me, Painted wood