Clifford Chance Print Purchase Prize awarded to Giulia Zaniol

25 October 2006

Clifford Chance are pleased to announce that the eminent artist Allen Jones has awarded The Clifford Chance Print Purchase Prize to Giulia Zaniol, who was judged to be the outstanding printmaker to complete a Post-Graduate course at a London Art School in 2006.

Allen Jones awarded the purchase prize to the artist Giulia Zaniol, who studied at Camberwell College of Art. He said of her work 'Though some of the quietest works (in the exhibition), they really held my attention' adding that the prints 'layering of time, the presence of Fortuny and the presence of the Modern world' made them worth 'a lot of looking'.   The winning artist was thrilled with the award and said it was a real boost at the beginning of her career.

A native of Venice, in Giulia Zaniol's prints her personal narrative is played against the changing face of this once great trading city, now a magnet for the tourist trail. The sites around the city that are a loci of family history, are now subsumed within a global leisure economy of travel - her grandmother's kitchen is now a hotel room.

The Purchase Prize consists of the purchase of Giulia's work for the Clifford Chance collection, and financial support for the artist to continue to make prints.

This is the tenth year of the Clifford Chance Purchase Prize that was instigated in recognition of the creative talents of young printmakers, and to provide support to those graduating from Art School through funding access to the facilities to make further prints. The firm's on-going support for graduate printmaking was recognised by Professor Paul Coldwell, Postgraduate Programme Diector, Camberwell College of Art, who said ''it really helps with maintaining and developing the subject of printmaking when there is such high profile support".

Since 1990, Clifford Chance, the international law firm, has actively supported British Printmaking through its acquisitions, exhibition and education programme. Over 900 limited prints, surveying British Printmaking since the 1920's, are installed in their offices at Canary Wharf.

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