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IW Dark Skies Exhibition Celebration

Apr 25th 2024

Ann Langley Memorial Prize Award

On Friday 19th April we had a lovely afternoon at Independent Arts celebrating the 22 fantastic artworks that are in our IW Dark Skies exhibition, and announcing the winners of the Ann Langley Memorial prize. We were joined by High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight Graham Biss, and John Langley who donated the prize money in memory of his late wife. Some of the exhibiting artists from Independent Arts Arts Lab, and IW College came to join in the celebrations too and to listen to a short presentation about dark skies by John.
There were 101 votes cast and every single piece of art got at least two votes, but there was a clear winner!
1st Prize (£100): exhibit no. 14 (IW College)
2nd Prize (£50): exhibit no. 2 (Island Learning Centre)
3rd Prize (£25) exhibit no. 17 (IW College)
and
4th Place (NASA Tshirt) ‘Constellation’ prize went to no. 13 (IW College)
New Carnival are hoping to hold another IW Dark Skies event next year – Watch this space!