Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016

 Sky Arts presenters Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner at Scotney Castle

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year begins a second series on Tuesday 11 October at 8pm. The competition sees artists across the country compete to paint a winning landscape inspired by some of our places.

The show's talented winner will receive a £10,000 commission to produce a work for our art collection.

Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner are returning to present the series. Award-winning artist Tai Shan Schierenberg, independent curator Kathleen Soriano and art historian Kate Bryan are the judges.

This year the competitors visited three of our locations for the series’ heats: Scotney Castle, Wray Castle and Stowe.

One of the artists in action during the filming of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016
One of the artists in action during the filming of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016

In the final episode, the winner will paint their prize commission at another of our places, Petworth in West Sussex. Petworth's heritage is particularly fitting as its surrounding landscape inspired many of J.W.M Turner's paintings.

'We’re delighted to partner with Sky Arts for a second year of the Landscape Artist competition,' says Daniel Dodd, our Communications & Content Director.

'We look after some of the nation’s most beautiful landscapes and we can see how these places move, delight and inspire our visitors. Last year the artists did a brilliant job bringing our landscapes to life and we can’t wait to see how this year’s competitors will capture the spirit of each place and to see who will be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year.'

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year is produced by Storyvault Films 

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