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The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition

The renowned Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK.

Over the past 31 years it has attracted entries from artists working in abstract, figurative, contemporary or traditional subject matter, with the aim of celebrating and redefining the beauty and diversity of water-based media.

Hampshire Cultural Trust is delighted to bring The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2018 shortlist and winners to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke for the first time. This eclectic selection presents the excellence and originality in the medium today. 80 works have been selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world, including Ishbel Myerscough, artist; Paul Newland, artist; Jennifer Scott, Sackler Director at Dulwich Picture Gallery; James Stewart, Director of Zimmer Stewart Gallery, and Louis Wise, critic and writer for The Sunday Times

    • Tulipa 'Vaya con Dios' (detail) by Victoria Braithwaite
    • Warren Woods, Kings Hill by Janet Darley
    • The Pennine Bridleway near Hayfield by Roger Allen
    • Open Net by David Brayne
    • Diving Boards, Crystal Palace by Richard Elliott


    • Tulipa 'Vaya con Dios' (detail) by Victoria Braithwaite
    • Warren Woods, Kings Hill (detail) by Janet Darley
    • The Pennine Bridleway near Hayfield (detail) by Roger Allen
    • Open Net (detail) by David Brayne
    • Diving Boards, Crystal Palace (detail) by Richard Elliott


    Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery

    Address: Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7QD
    Telephone: 01256 465902

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