Katherine takes a walk on the wild side to win the Hamilton Bronze Medal at RUA

Katherine takes a walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side was the inspiration for Katherine Lockett-Clark, winner of the Bronze Medal in the 2019 RUA Awards, sponsored by Hamilton Architects.

Katherine’s entry, ‘A Bird in the Hand’ – one of 1,604 works in the annual exhibition at the Ulster Museum – was selected by Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland. The photo book offers a contemplative reflection on escaping to a wild place. In Katherine’s case, this is the North Devon countryside, where she lives near the woods with her husband and children.

“In a series of pictures, I explore the relationship between humans and nature, focusing on interactions which help to refocus our sense of identity in a busy and often traumatic world,” says Katherine.

“Leaving the constructed chaos of towns and cities and stepping away from the technological tempo of our time can give space for us to reconnect with nature, our wild landscape and most significantly, ourselves.”

As an artist, writer, photographer and designer, Katherine is fascinated by the weird and wonderful world of nature, as well as capturing “real life glimpses of fairy tales”.

Paul Millar, Partner at Hamilton Architects, said: “We are delighted to give this award to Katherine and for the privileged access to her natural world. The RUA annual exhibition is a wonderful platform for all sorts of artists and we are proud, once again, to be their partner.”

More information on Katherine and her other works can be found at