A&B Cymru Philanthropy Award 2014
Winner: The Gingell Family
Nick Lord & Christbel Gingell
The judges were unanimous that a Cardiff family’s wish to honour their late father while continuing his work in developing artists should win the 2014 Philanthropy Award.
John Gingell was a pioneering and passionate artist and arts educator. Following his death in 2007, John’s family worked with Cardiff’s g39 gallery to develop an award in his name to support the careers of two emerging young artists. Through an open submission process, Alan Goulbourne and Toby Huddlestone were selected and the family worked with g39 to offer curatorial and critical mentoring support. The artists presented the resulting work together at the gallery in 2013.
The Gingell family was active throughout the process and being strongly involved in the arts, made valuable contributions to the 6 month long mentoring process ahead of the exhibition.
Chris Brown, Director of g39 said:
The Gingell family’s philanthropic gesture has made it possible for the careers of two artists to be supported in a fundamental and sustained way. The visionary initiative is a model of excellence that we hope will be followed by others.
John’s daughter, Zoe Gingell, said:
It was an incredibly fascinating and important process for us to carry through the Gingell Award and our deepest thanks go to g39 for enabling and supporting it. We are deeply moved to be bestowed this honour which would make our dad very proud.