The Gilchrist-Fisher Award is a biennial prize established in 1987 and open to all artists under the age of thirty whose work deals with the broad theme of Landscape.
The judges of the Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2016 met in June to select a shortlist. The finalists have been invited to produce work for a show in early 2016 at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2A Conway Street, London W1T 6BA. The winner will be announced at the Private View and will receive £6000 from The Gilchrist-Fisher Award Trust. The six artists they have chosen to take part in the Final Show are
Previous winners of what the Financial Times has called ‘this remarkable and admirable’ prize include Peter Doig, Alasdair Wallace and Angela Hughes.
The Gilchrist-Fisher Award was established in memory of Alasdair Gilchrist-Fisher, who died of cancer in December 1986 at the age of twenty-four. He was a remarkable young man whose wit, intelligence, enthusiasm and love of life won him many friends and presaged a great future. Soon after his illness was diagnosed he began a postgraduate art course, finding much joy in the discovery and exploration of landscape painting. It was to celebrate Alasdair’s life – and this particular connection – that his friends raised a fund to establish the Gilchrist-Fisher Award.