Category: Year 2015


In December our latest Gane Travel Scholar, Prema Chandiramani, presented a fascinating account of her visit to India chasing colour: she visited Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur. Prema met visual artists, sculptors, dancers, musicians and a Jain temple priest, learnt miniature-painting, and investigated the role colour plays in Indian life and culture. Now she’s embedding her findings into her ceramics, print and collage for her final year.


Cora Newton fell in love with Egyptian architecture during family visits, and filled sketchbooks with strong geometric drawings. Then she turned them into dramatic prints and quilted garments, gaining her the Gane/Design and Industries Association Prize at City of Bath College, in her second year on the Fashion and Clothing Course.


An amazing 8114 people enjoyed artist-sculptor Fiona Campbell’s STEP IN STONE, the September art-in-quarries trail in the Mendip Hills: among them rock-climbers, cavers, bikers, musicians, cyclists, homeless people, art and nature lovers and ex-quarry workers. Its legacy includes a documentary film, catalogues, website, and permanent artwork donated and used at Somerset Earth Science Centre.

2015 BEAUTIFUL BOOKS for everyone

Artist Connie Butler’s intriguing NOMADIC READING ROOM brings together books, voice and language through beautiful artists’ books – and a Gane Grant. It links Bristol’s Arnolfini with local libraries 7-19 September. Find out more at

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