AN ABSTRACT artist has been praised for her contribution to helping the recovery of the district’s art sector.
Warwick artist Sue Southorn’s work was voted the most popular at a virtual creative conference – known as Spark – organised by Warwick District Council’s Arts Team.
The conference aimed to turn talk into action and galvanise the area’s creative business community to help the recovery, promotion and growth of the sector. As well as hosting a variety of talks, there was a virtual art gallery showcasing artwork and sculptures by 40 local artists, including Sue.
The landscape and abstract artist was winner of most popular artwork with ‘Back to blue with a hint of pink. The work was gifted to local photographer Will Phillips who was the most active conference participant.
WDC arts manager David Guilding said:“The Spark creative conference has helped continue the hard work that was started last year by the Arts Team to galvanise and bring together our creative community during the past year. This virtual art gallery showed some creative talent that Warwick District has to offer, and I would like to congratulate Sue Southorn on winning the popular artwork at the conference.”
This year’s conference was centered around five core themes – voice, placemaking, pathfinding, engagement and innovation. Over 540 people attended the online event.
The content is available on Spark’s YouTube channel.