Dan Gough was selected as the winner of the 2016 The Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor of The Year. Dan has spent 9 months producing his proposal at the National Glass Centre with support and mentoring from Cheeseburn Sculpture and in May 2017 he will be unveiling “Scurry”, an extraordinary installation of 2,000 red and grey ceramic squirrels sited within the Victorian Walled Garden at Cheeseburn.

Funding from the Gillian Dickinson Trust has enabled Cheeseburn Sculpture to develope this award to support new and emerging artists who are from the North East or committed to working in the North East.

Cheeseburn Sculpture Curator Matthew Jarratt said:
“ This funding commitment from the Gillian Dickinson Trust is providing a fantastic opportunity for young artists in the North East to get their professional careers started and to realise ambitious new artworks. We were so impressed by the quality of ideas from our first 9 young artists and really excited to work with Dan to support him to produce his installation of 2000 ceramic squirrels at Cheeseburn in 2017”