the Anna airy award exhibition 2019

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This annual exhibition featured exciting new work by young people aged 16 - 20 years and was held at the Waterfront building at the University of Suffolk, Ipswich during November.


Sponsored by The Arts Society South East Suffolk. Organised by the Ipswich Art Society in association with the University of Suffolk.

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Anna Airy Award Winner 2019

The beauty in what is left behind 1, 2, 3. (Triptych) by Louise Batchelor


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Anna Airy Award Runner Up

Dad and a Tuesday Evening by Anna Pycock

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Ipswich Art Society Award Winner

Water Butt Bench by Isabelle Tucker

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Key Arts Award Winner

Camouflage Furniture by Ellie Benfield

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The Anna Airy Award

The Award Fund was set up in 1965 in memory of Anna Airy (1882 - 1964). She was one of the most distinguished painters of her generation with work represented in many major national collections. During the First World War she was appointed an official war artist. For 19 years she was President of Ipswich Art Club (as the Ipswich Art Society was then called).

Anna Airy was also regarded as a brilliant and inspirational teacher by her students at Ipswich Art School and in the Art Club's Annual Exhibition she always included a student section to give young artists a chance to exhibit their work in the public setting of a gallery.

The Society has continued the tradition by arranging independent exhibitions of students' work in association with schools, Suffolk New College and the University of Suffolk.

The Anna Airy Award Exhibition 2018

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Anna Airy Award Winner 2018

London Perspectives  by Daisy Gemmel

This annual exhibition featuring exciting new work by young people aged 16 - 20 years was held in the Waterfront Building at The University of Suffolk, Ipswich in November 2018. 


Sponsored by The Arts Society South East Suffolk. Organised by the Ipswich Art Society in association with the University of Suffolk.

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Anna Airy Award Runner Up

Bekah by Sophie Rennison

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Ipswich Art Society Award Winner

 Bouquet by Wai Yee Yeung

Runner Up My Mum by George Hunt

Ipswich Art Society Award Runner Up

 My Mum by George Hunt

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Key Arts Award Winner

Takeaway by Joanne Fu

Highly Commended

John Monge, Joy Burston, Aiden Cocker, Jasmine Hammond, Annabel Wilkes, Daisy Ashe, Amelia Slater, Millie Crewe, Melissa Khedimallah, Luke Morris, Hanna Hall, Kirstie Payne.


Congratulations to all the young artists aged 16 - 20 years who took part in this year's exhibition.