Following the announcement of nominees last month, the winners of the 2021 Scottish Portrait Awards were announced on 17th November. The £5,000 Scottish Portrait Award in Fine Art open competition winner is Saul Robertson for his painting Journeys, and the £3,000 Richard Coward Scottish Portrait Award in Photography, open to entries in black and white only, was awarded to Peter Iain Campbell for his photo Photographer Laurence Winram, meditating on a history of tidal erosion. Both Awards offer a series of generous cash prizes for runners-up. The Youth Award (under 25) winners are (Photography) Blair Kemp for Grandpa and (Fine Art) Maksymilian Kulczycki for Onion Grandma.
An exhibition was launched in Edinburgh on 30th October, running to 27 November at the Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square. The show will move to Dumfries (15th January to 19th March) at the Gracefield Art Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, and thence to Glasgow (21st April to 21st May) at the Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street.
Thank you to Sara Cameron McBean, the Awards’ Co-ordinator for supplying Artmag with images: