The pride of AVA
TUNA PRIZE 的名稱概念是由英國的 ‘Turner Prize’ 而引發的。‘Turner Prize’是一個頒予英國50歲以下年青藝術家的年度當代藝術獎項，於1984年成立，由英國Tate gallery舉辦，於Tate Britain舉行。曾獲獎的藝術家均耳熟能詳，如Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Rachael Whiteread, Gilbert & George等。
TUNA PRIZE 是一項由香港浸會大學視覺藝術院舊生頒予應屆畢業生的獎項，由第一屆舊生發起並於2009年成立，每年評審的角色由歷屆舊生擔任，目的是開放評審制度的平台， 透過年輕藝術家的評審眼光，前瞻本地藝術的最新趨向。因此，對於每屆新畢業生而言，Tuna Prize 乃一項別具特殊意義的奬項。奬項期望能由每年的新一屆畢業生延續下去。
TUNA PRIZE, is inspired by ‘Turner Prize’ which is an annual prize presented to a British visual artist under 50. ‘Turner Prize’ is organized by the Tate gallery and staged at Tate Britain. It is a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art. Famous winners are Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Rachael Whiteread, Gilbert & George.
TUNA PRIZE is an art award celebrating the well-performed graduating students of Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU. It was set up in 2009 by the first year alumni, and it is judged by alumni from different year and awarded in the graduation show each year. The latest trend of local art can be seen through the young artists’ jury panel. Therefore, Tuna Prize is a special significant for every fresh graduate. We hope that it can keep going on by graduates of coming years and years.
We award one winner each year, with certificate, trophy and cash award, which give alumni’s appreciation to the excellent artwork and to cheer on our ‘next generation’.