The Montserrat-born British sculptor Veronica Ryan has had a lively year marked by an important residency in St Ives, a first trip to the Caribbean since she was a child, and in November being announced as the third recipient of the annual Freelands Award for women artists.
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Bristol-based institution is third recipient of £100,000 award designed to enable regional arts organisations to present large-scale exhibitions by mid-career female artists.
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The Glasgow-based artist, who first came to prominence in the 1990s, this year became the recipient of the newly created Freelands Award for women artists. She shares her thoughts on 12 months that also saw her first substantial show in Scotland for 10 years.