BP Travel Award 2013

The BP Travel Award is an annual award to allow artists to experience working in a different environment on a project related to portraiture.

In 2013 the Award was won by Sophie Ploeg, a Bristol-based Dutch artist, for her proposal to explore how lace is represented in 17th century art and in modern applications. During the year she visited famous lace-making centres such as Bruges in Belgium and Honiton in Devon, met modern lace makers and artists, and studied 17th century lace and art collections. A selection of her final work will be displayed in the BP Portrait Award 2014 exhibition.

    Pleating Time
    by Sophie Ploeg, 2014
    © Sophie Ploeg