Plum Cloutman was the recipient of the 2018 Lyon & Turnbull Graduate Showcase Award. As part of the award, Plum spent one week at Sweeney’s Bothy. The award culminated with a exhibition of Plum’s work at Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh saleroom that took place between 11-14 August 2019, alongside the public view of their Modern British & Contemporary Art auction.
Plum Cloutman is a painter and print maker. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2018 with a BA (Hons) in Painting. She is currently based between London and Norfolk.
Lyon & Turnbull’s Graduate Showcase Award was launched in 2017 to provide an opportunity for a graduate to further their practice during the crucial twelve month period after leaving university. Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers have an established history of supporting Scotland’s art institutions and art practitioners in the form of prizes, awards and sponsorship. Recognising how important and scarce opportunities are immediately after graduation, they were keen to expand their remit to offer a platform for emerging, early career artists. Each year, specialists Charlotte Riordan and Carly Shearer from Lyon & Turnbull’s painting department, select an undergraduate from the Edinburgh College of Art degree show. The chosen artist receives a supported residency with Bothy Project and a profile-raising exhibition at Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh saleroom.