GLOBAL ART AGENCY AWARDS CEREMONY
Giving Artist & Gallery the recognition that they deserve and acknowledgement for their hard work. The Awards are judged by Curators & Guest Judges. Collectively they judge the participants of the Oxford International Art Fair. The winners will be announced on Sunday 25th February at 17.00pm at the Oxford Town Hall.
OXFORD INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNERS 2015:
1. Alexander Korzer-Robinson
2. Mongolian Art & Culture London
3. Yelena York Tonoyan
Richard Knight - Knight began his career working as a picture cataloguer with Phillips Auctioneers in 1970 before branching out as a dealer from 1973 until 1984, while also studying and practising painting conservation. In 1984 he joined P&D Colnaghi & Co. as a director. In 2004 Christie's acquired their companies and appointed them to the Board as Joint International Directors in the Old Master Picture Department, and Knight became Co-Chairman of Old Masters and 19th Century Art in 2012. He has also formerly served on the Executive Committee of the Society of London Art Dealers and twice as Joint Chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF Maastricht).
Bill Heine - is a radio broadcaster and writer based in Oxford. Heine is the Sunday late morning presenter on BBC Radio Oxford 95.2 FM (Sunday, 11am – 12 noon)American-born, Heine has lived in Oxford since studying for a postgraduate degree at Balliol College in the late 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, he ran both the Penultimate Picture Palace cinema in East Oxford and the Moulin Rouge Cinema (which he later renamed Not The Moulin Rouge). He employed the sculptor John Buckley to design a giant pair of hands to adorn the former, and a giant pair of legs for the latter. Heine employed Buckley again in 1986 to design a 25 ft fibreglass sculpture of a shark that appears to be crashing through the roof of his own house in the Headington area of Oxford, creating a somewhat controversial local landmark. Heine's book about his radio career, Heinstein of the Airwaves, was published in 2008, and his book about his infamous sculpture, The Hunting of the Shark, was published in 2011.
Kieran Stiles - Art Gallery owner Kieran Stiles Art Studios. Trained at Falmouth School of Art, and since has had over 20 solo exhibitions and 30 selected group exhibitions in the UK, including many collections of work held internationally. He has maintained his connection with Cornwall and continually returns there to paint. His exuberant and evocative abstractions of rugged coastland, are expressions of his sense of place. Kieran also owns an Art Gallery in central Oxford, where he is known as a passionate tutor of painting and drawing.
Esther Lafferty - Festival Director of Oxfordshire Artweeks, the country’s most well established open studios event with over 400 exhibitions and events across the county during May each year. Esther started life as a publisher and event organiser before setting her sights on the art world in which she, to her delight, she has been increasingly engulfed. She contributes regular Art Features for OX magazine and her writing can be spotted elsewhere in the local media.