Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award
£8,000 Collection Acquisition
Each year, museums and galleries across the UK are invited to apply for the Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award, generously sponsored by Hallett Independent Art and Heritage Insurance, enabling them to acquire prints from the London Original Print Fair.
The Award highlights the Fair's commitment to extend the reach of the Fair to the UK's rich heritage of local and national museums and galleries and to promote the place of the print medium within their collections.
Holburne Museum, Bath2019
The museum’s application and subsequent selection marks a significant moment in the Holburne’s history as it seeks to build a contemporary collection which will enhance its world renowned display of historic treasures. Director of Holburne Museum Chris Stephens was presented the cheque at the opening of the 34th London Original Print Fair on Wednesday 24th April 2019.
Imperial Health Charity2018
Imperial Health Charity is the only hospital art collection with a fully accredited museum and designated programme of exhibitions. The collection provides art for Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and The Western Eye hospitals. It uses art as a means to engage with patients and staff through its collection of 2,000 artworks, which play a crucial part in creating a warmer, more welcoming environment. Artists already in the collection included Patrick Caulfield, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, Anish Kapoor, Bruce Maclean and Richard Long.
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle2017
Rob Airey, Keeper of Art at the Hatton Gallery, intended to use the prize to buy one key print for the collection, but having seen the huge variety on offer he felt that the award could stimulate the growth of the collection in different areas. Careful selection and generous support from the exhibiting galleries meant the Hatton Gallery was able to purchase 14 significant works for its collection, which is a significant research resource for students and staff at the University as well as an important component of many of their public exhibitions.