Hepworth Wakefield to stage ‘long overdue’ survey of Hannah Starkey with £100,000 Freelands Award

Hannah Starkey, 'Pussy power', Women's March, London 2017 Courtesy of the artist

The Freelands Foundation has given the fourth Freelands Award to Hepworth Wakefield, enabling the Yorkshire-based institution to host a major survey dedicated to the UK photographer Hannah Starkey next year (23 October 2020-24 January 2021).

The annual £100,000 award was established in 2016 by the philanthropist Elisabeth Murdoch, who started the foundation in 2015. The prize is given to a regional UK arts organisation to mount a major solo show dedicated to a mid-career woman artist.

Starkey will receive £25,000 of the £100,000 prize. The selection panel for the 2019 award included Jenni Lomax, the former director of Camden Arts Centre, and the artist Alison Wilding.

Simon Wallis, the director of Hepworth Wakefield, says in a statement that the survey of Starkeys work is “long overdue”, adding that the forthcoming show “comes at an exciting moment when she is reassessing her art in the light of recent political events, such as the MeToo movement, that have such a vital bearing on her work.” Belfast-born Starkey, who studied at Londons Royal College of Art, has covered the Womens March in London in 2017 as well as Extinction Rebellion events.

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