Matt Stokes Awarded Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award

21 November 2018

Matt Stokes, The Gainsborough Packet, 2008-9, installation view, Matt Stokes, The Gainsborough Packet, &c., 2009, at Zabludowicz Collection, London
Matt Stokes, The Gainsborough Packet, 2008-9, installation view, Matt Stokes, The Gainsborough Packet, &c., 2009, at Zabludowicz Collection, London

We are delighted that Collection artist Matt Stokes is a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists 2018. The UK’s largest award gives artists financial assistance and freedom to develop personally and professionally with no obligation as to how they choose to use the prize money.

Newcastle based Stokes' artistic practice stems from a long-term inquiry into subcultures, particularly musical ones. He is interested in the way music provides a sense of collectivity, acting as a catalyst for particular groups to form, shaping and influencing people's lives and identities. In 2009 Zabludowicz Collection commissioned a film and song The Gainsborough Packet as well as hosting his first solo show.