17th February, 2015

PDA member wins The Harley Foundation Prize

THE work of an artist from Sheffield has been awarded first place at the 2015 Harley Foundation Prize.

Narrative artist Sarah Sharpe’s piece entitled ‘Still she haunts me…Alice Pleasance Liddell’, is part of a series of work Sarah had been working on to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The Harley Gallery is home to the historic Portland Collection of fine and decorative art. Displays from this internationally significant collection are accompanied by exhibitions from leading contemporary artists, including the biennial Open Exhibition which this year received over 700 entries.

Speaking of her success, Sarah, who is also a long-standing member of Peak District Artisans, explained: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this recognition.

“Alice Liddell was the young girl who Lewis Carroll orally told the story too, Alice Liddell persuaded him to write it down and so it is possibly thanks to her that the world has, as we now know it ‘Alice in Wonderland”.