Art Prize

Piran Strange – aka David Barrie – is a major sponsor of National Open Arts Competition and funds the Piran Strange Art Prize.

Profits from his own artworks are invested annually and he sponsors the UK’s largest and most successful award for the Under 21s – the Piran Strange Junior Art Prize.

David, whose own twin sons went to art school, said, “I am keen to highlight the talents of emerging young artists and help support them with the considerable costs of further education. I invest all the profits from my own sales to financially support and encourage new talent.”

The winner scoops a £10,000 award and a donation is also made to the winning entrant’s school or college.

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