Daisie Jacobs wins The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair Prize 2022
04 Aug 2022
The Hepworth Wakefield is pleased to announce Daisie Jacobs as the winner of its annual Print Fair Prize. The prize, open to all artists and collectives participating in The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair, was devised as part of the gallery’s work to support artists at all stages of their career. Jacobs was chosen by a panel from the gallery and will stage a selling exhibition in The Hepworth Wakefield Café from September 2022.
Jacobs (b. 1995) is an artist and educator living and working in Leeds. Through the mediums of moving image and photography she works with themes of the physical human form; the obscured; and the less frequented underside of life. Her personal interest in sustainability is an important aspect of her practice. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Northern Sustainable Darkroom, where she is exploring alternative photographic processes and undertaking research into waste reduction in analogue photography using fungi.
Olivia Colling, Director of Communications and Development, said:
‘We were as captivated by the ethereal quality of Jacobs’s cyanotypes as we were by her innovative exploration of photographic processes and use of sustainable inks and printing methods. We think Jacobs’s work will appeal to audiences visiting our major exhibitions by Hannah Starkey and Jadé Fadojutimi this autumn and look forward to seeing Jacobs’s exhibition in The Hepworth Wakefield Café from September.’
‘I’m really excited to share my work with the diverse range of visitors that come through the doors of The Hepworth Wakefield. I’ve visited lots of great exhibitions at the gallery over the years and it feels amazing to be included in their programme.’
Works by Jacobs will be on display 28 September – 6 March and available to purchase in person at The Hepworth Wakefield and online through The Hepworth Wakefield Shop from September.