The Nick Reeves Award
The Nick Reeves Award
The Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment is awarded by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Arts and The Environment Network, in association with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of environmental arts. The award was previously named the AWEinspiring! Award.
The award is made annually by CIWEM in association with CCANW. More information at CIWEM.
The new GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn has won this year’s Nick Reeves Award, awarded annually by CCANW and CIWEM’s Arts and Environment Network. Special Commendations were also given to artists Hanna Tuulikki and Tony Foster.
Overlooking the River Purfleet, GroundWork’s building had stood empty for 20 years before being purchased in 2013. Following several years of complex negotiations with heritage and planning authorities, it opened in July 2016 with an exhibition which celebrated the friendship between Richard Long (winner of the Award in 2012) and the late Roger Ackling. Its Director, Veronica Sekules, best known for her long career at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, has a long interest in environmentalism and formerly worked for Friends of the Earth. Their programme will continue to focus on artists who engage with the environment and a next exhibition ‘Fire and Ice’ opens on 14 October. Press: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2016 award was awarded at ‘Feeding the Insatiable to ecoartscotland and The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) collaboration in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the field of environmental arts, including the LAGI Glasgow Design Competition. The three artists representing the two winning organisations also gave the keynote address.
Read the article about this year’s award in CIWEM’s magazine.
Special commendations were awarded to Tania Kovats for her exhibition ‘Evaporation’ and to Chris Watson for his work as a musician, documentarist, communicator and sonic artist.
In 2015 the winner of the Nick Reeves AWEinspiring Award for Arts, Water and the Environment was the Ashden Directory of Environment and Performance, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the field of environmental arts since 2000. A Special Commendation was awarded to Touchstone collaborations for their trans-disciplinary work in social engagement. This award is presented annually by CIWEM’s Arts and Environment Network in association with CCANW. Click for more