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Charlotte Church to announce art prize winner at Belfast MAC

By Staff Reporter

Charlotte Church will be in Belfast later this month to announce the winner of the 2016 MAC International Ulster Bank Prize - the biggest art prize in Ireland.

The singer turned campaigner and commentator will hand over the £20,000 prize to the winner of the Ulster Bank-sponsored competition at the MAC on October 27.

The award was launched in 2014 when it was won by Northern Irish-born artist Mairead McClean. This year, Ulster University photography lecturer Frederic Huska will be hoping to emulate that success.

MAC chief executive Anne McReynolds said: "Charlotte is an amazing artist and an important campaigner. We are thrilled that she'll hand over this year's MAC International Ulster Bank prize."

The winner of the award will be chosen by an international judging panel from a shortlist of 18 artists who successfully made it through the open submission.

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