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Winner of neo:residency2014
neo: is delighted to announce Dana Ariel as the winner of the first neo:residency, offered in partnership with the University of Bolton.

dana arielDana was selected from over 200 artists who submitted to neo:graduates2013.


The 12 week residency will take place this summer and during the residency Dana will have access to the facilities in neo:studios and also at the University of Bolton, plus a total of £1000 for materials, sponsored in part by GreatArt.

Throughout her time in Bolton Dana will be mentored by Sophia Crilly, Director/Curator of Bureau, Manchester and will be working with the Fine Art MA students at the University of Bolton. The residency culminates in a solo show to be held in neo:gallery22, the Market Place, Bolton.


Dana grew up as a non-Jewish-Israeli-of-German-descent though her work does not deal directly with her personal biography. She uses photography, printmaking, video and drawing firstly as ways of mark making and as techniques of capturing traces.


Submissions for the neo:printpize2014 are now closed
First stage selection to be announced 29th June 2014


Achieving critical acclaim in its inaugural year the competition offers a prestigious showcase for contemporary visual artists working within the field of printmaking alongside an impressive list of sponsored prizes and the opportunity to be considered for the 12-week neo:residency supported by University of Bolton.

An independent panel of prominent curators and artists juries the competition ensuring high standards are maintained.


Judges for the neo:printprize2014 are:

Gordon Cheung
(Artist, Printmaker)
David Cleaton-Roberts
(Co-Director Alan Cristea Gallery)
Paul Coldwell
(Artist & Professor in Fine Art, University of the Arts London)
Eileen Cooper RA
(Painter, Printmaker, Keeper of the Royal Academy)

Submissions are also now being taken for the inaugural neo:printfair2014. Timed to coincide with the opening and award ceremony for the neo:printprize the event offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, meet the artists and find out more about printmaking through live demonstrations and talks. works with national and internationally renowned artists, curators and facilitators to host a rolling programme of annual and biennial open submission events including the neo:artprize, neo:printprize, neo:graduates and neo:residency.

Full details and online submissions here:


neo: is now seeking private and corporate support to help us establish a world-class Contemporary Arts Centre which will provide a full range of opportunities for artists 'all under one roof', including: studios; printmaking and 3d studios and an exhibition space.


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