Veronica Stewart was passionate in her support of the arts. This Trust was established in Veronica’s memory by her friends and family, to reflect that passion and continue that support.
Reflecting Veronica’s diversity, the Trust presents an award annually to an emerging artist or artists, over the age of eighteen, to encourage and promote creative development. A different art form is recognised each year for five years.
The nature of the award varies as appropriate to the genre and is made annually in association with a show casing event or events. There are many ways of acknowledging and supporting emerging artists, but each award represents an opportunity: project funding; an exhibition; a performance; a commission; whatever is of most help to an artist or artists at a particular point in their development.
Each year the Trust is advised by an individual or organisation with particular expertise and recognised stature in the relevant art form, ensuring the artistic integrity of the Trust and promoting its standing nationally and internationally.
The award has ongoing public benefit, extending both arts and education by fostering imagination and facilitating critical thinking and social communication.
Annet Stirling, Man Begehrt, 2005, Burlington grey slate
Charlotte Mayer, Largo, 1998, bronze edition of 6
Elisabeth Frink, Leonardos Dog 1990, bronze edition of 6
Gary Breeze, Tempietto (with Salisbury Cathedral mason's marks) 2014, Portland limestone
Gary Hayton, Fibonacci forms, 2013, wool, acetate
Gillian McCormick, The Journey, 2012, Stained Glass
Jacki Parry, Blue Twist, 2014, hand cast abaca pape
Jane Hall, Lady of the Woods, 2005, silk fibres, 3D hand embroidered & painted
Jay Battle, Ikkuma, 2009, bronze edition of 5
Karen Howarth, Random Lines, 2010, black clay with coloured slips and glaze
Laura Ellen Bacon, Passing Through, 2014, Somerset Willow
Linda Landers, Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, 2004; Artist Book ed. 1/100, linocut & letterpress
Mary Spencer Watson, Muse, c.1950, terracotta
Patricia Low, Little Owl, 2013, white earthenware clay, raw oxides, lead glaze
Peter Randall-Page, Iron Husk I, 1998, cast iron
Richard Jackson, Moments of Truth, 2014, cast glass
Roger Stephens, Nunc Dimittis, 2011, alabaster
Sally Fawkes, Notation VIII, 2014, cast, polished, mirrored, engraved glass and paint
Sher Christopher, The Tempest, 2013, paper