Becky Beasley receives Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award
22nd Nov 2018
Hastings-based artist Becky Beasley has been awarded one of the annual Awards for Artists grants from Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The Awards support individuals at a timely moment in their careers, giving them the freedom to develop their creative ideas and contributing to their personal and professional growth. Ten awards of £60,000 each are made annually, five to visual artists and five to composers.
The award came at a huge crossroads moment for me and allows me to freely take the fork I most wanted for my work and life. I believe the award came now because of my inability to give up or compromise against the odds, particularly since the birth of my son four years ago. My mental health difficulties have been my greatest adversary and my greatest strength. The award is utterly empowering at this newly mid-career moment.
Image: Becky Beasley in Bottle Alley, Hastings, photo: Emile Holba.