Raising funds for international artist commissions

Working with BALTIC Contemporary
25 July, 2022
Raising funds for international artist commissions
The VASSEUR BALTIC ARTISTS' AWARD - supports international art commissions for young artists pursuing an international career. We are also supporting NORFOLK GARDENS TRUST who organise events around a programme of open gardens, lectures, and publish beautiful books, including ENTICING PATHS, the publication written and edited by Roger Last that inspired our current exhibition.

The Vasseur Baltic Artists' Award was established April 2022, in memory of the late Isabel Vasseur (1942-2021), a remarkable champion for commissioning contemporary art for the public realm. Isabel lived in Aylsham, North Norfolk following a long career as a lecturer at The Royal College of Art, as well as a public art consultant. Avant Gardeners honours the memory of this influential and dynamic advocate for the arts.
The proceeds from the sale of these posters will be donated to finance new art commissions due to take part in 2024, and to make a contribution towards the Norfolk Gardens Trust in support of their work.





About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.