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Arts Foundation Awards Winners Announced
Laurie Tuffrey , January 24th, 2014 07:31

Rie Nakajima, Leah Capaldi and Julia Lohmann among Award winners

Last night, the Arts Foundation announced the winners of their 2014 Awards, with Cafe Oto associate artist Rie Nakajima taking home the prize in the Experimental Music category, for her installation work using kinetic devices, audio materials and found objects. Well-deserved congratulations also go to runner up and Quietus favourite Richard Skelton, shortlisted in the category, which was judged by Brian Eno, Hamish Dunbar from Cafe Oto and Richard Whitelaw from Sound And Music.

In other categories, Julia Lohmann won the £10,000 Materials prize for innovative and amazing looking work with seaweed as a textile, while Leah Capaldi won in the Sculpture category, with Serena Korda, who has previously collaborated with Grumbling Fur, winning a runners up award of £1,000 for her inventive work. In the Painting category, Andrew Cranston came top, with Alice Birch winning the Playwriting prize.

tQ Editor John Doran won a runner up prize in the category of Arts Journalism. He said: "I was honoured to be deemed worthy of inclusion with the other runners up, Philip Clark of The Wire and Teleri Lloyd-Jones of Crafts Magazine and would like to congratulate Isobel Harbison of Frieze and Tate Etc. on her well-deserved win.

"Thanks to the foundation I'm now going to be able to publish my first book this year exactly as I'd always envisioned it so I'm over the moon.

"Thanks to Shelley Warren and everyone else at Arts Foundation and kudos to the judges for assembling such a female-strong, representative list of winners and runners up."

Head here to see the full list of winners and runners up, and watch an excerpt of Nakajima's recent performance with David Toop at Cafe Oto:

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