CALL FOR ENTRIES: GRIFFIN ART PRIZE 2016
An Exhibition and Residency Award for Emerging Artists
Deadline: 3 July 2016
Application fee: £15
Apply now: www.griffingallery.co.uk/GAP2016
REMINDER: Deadline for applications: 3 July 2016
Griffin Gallery calls for entries for the fifth edition of the Griffin Art Prize, a London residency and exhibition award for painting and drawing. Open to UK based artists graduated since 2009.
Designed to have a meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, the Griffin Art Prize provides time, accommodation, space and materials from supporting fine art brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris to create work for an Open Studio event above Griffin Gallery, London.
The judges for the Griffin Art Prize 2016 are: Serpentine Galleries exhibitions curator Rebecca Lewin, Lindéngruppen owner and chairman, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, artist Vicky Wright.
The judges will be looking for excellence and innovation in painting and drawing. Twelve long listed artists for this year’s Prize will be announced in September and have their work featured on www.griffingallery.co.uk/GAP2016 . The judges will then select six short-listed artists to exhibit in a group show in November 2016 at Griffin Gallery, a high profile showcase opportunity visited by collectors, curators and other art world professionals.
The overall winner will be awarded a three month residency in the Studio Building, London W11 to develop new work culminating in an Open Studio event in April 2017. The residency includes: exclusive use of a spacious (32m sq.) studio, a self-contained apartment from ACAVA at 62, Hetley Road, London W12 8BB, www.acava.org/studios/building/hetley-road-studios a mentoring programme from a selected arts professional and materials of choice from supporting fine art brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.
The prize is open to UK based artists practicing in painting and drawing and graduated since 2009. Artists have until 3rd July 2016 to submit their applications. There is a £15 application fee. Full details, Terms & Conditions are available at www.griffingallery.co.uk/GAP2016
For further information contact: Mathew Gibson email@example.com / Lucia Camela firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Griffin Gallery, the Studio Building, 21, Evesham Street, London, W11 4AJ
Telephone: +44 (0)208 424 3239
|Griffin Art Prize 2016||Key dates|
|July 3rd||Closing date for applications|
|September 5th||Announcement of 12 long listed artists|
|October 10th||Announcement of 6 short listed artists for exhibition|
|November 23rd||Private View, 6.30-8.30. Announcement of winner|
|November 24th–December 23rd||Exhibition open at Griffin Gallery|
|February 2017||Griffin Art Prize 2016 winner starts residency|
|April 2017||Griffin Art Prize 2016 completes residency|
The Griffin Art Prize is supported by leading fine art materials brands, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris; it is part of their long term commitment to support new and emerging talent in painting and drawing. Adjacent to the artist-in-residence studio is our Innovation & Development lab, where chemists work to develop and test new fine art products, giving the winning artist access to technical advice and the opportunity to explore the science of art for themselves.
2012 Alzbeta Jaresova
2013 Luke George and Elizabeth Rose
2014 Chudamani Clowes
2015 Zsofia Schweger
GRIFFIN ART PRIZE 2016 judging panel:
Rebecca Lewin is Exhibitions Curator at Serpentine Galleries, London, where she has curated shows including DAS INSTITUT, Michael Craig-Martin, Duane Hanson, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Cerith Wyn Evans, Ed Atkins, Martino Gamper and Wael Shawky. She has worked on outdoor commissions by Michael Craig-Martin and Bertrand Lavier and the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto. She has also produced independent exhibitions, including the forthcoming 'A Partition' at Cell Project Space (2016), ‘The Palace of Green Porcelain’ at Breese Little Gallery (2013) and ‘Pertaining to things natural…’ at the Chelsea Physic Garden (2012). Her essay on the collaborative practice of DAS INSTITUT has just been published by the Serpentine Galleries and Koenig books.
Jenny Lindén Urnes is the owner and Chairman of Lindéngruppen, a family business based in Sweden, focusing on long-term development of industrial companies, including Winsor & Newton and Liquitex. Jenny is the Chairman of the Färgfabriken Foundation, a centre for contemporary art and architecture in Stockholm. With a passionate interest in art, she also chairs the jury for the Beckers Art Award. Established in 1987, this award has been given to several of Sweden's most innovative and exciting young artists.
Becca Pelly-Fry is Head Curator for ColArt International. Becca took up post as Griffin Gallery Director in January 2013, and has since curated the majority of the exhibitions at the gallery including Water + Colour, Drawing into Sculpture, Two Truths, Selective Memories, and PERFECTIoNISM (Parts I and II). Becca originally trained as a sculptor at Northumbria University; after graduating she began her curatorial career as gallery manager and curator at The Biscuit Factory Gallery in Newcastle. Her career path then took a side step into public sector arts management, working as Operations and Events Manager for Durham City Arts, followed by three years as Arts Development Officer at Kensington & Chelsea Council and a similar role at Camden Council. Becca is now Head Curator for ColArt International, with responsibility for Directorship of Griffin Gallery and The Fine Art Collective global education programme, and advising the global Winsor & Newton and Liquitex teams on working with artists worldwide. Becca also sits on the selection panel for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, which supports emerging British artists and craftspeople.
Vicky Wright completed her MA Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2008. Recent solo shows include: The Garments of the Dominators, Josh Lilley Gallery, London (2012); The Informants, Josh Lilley Gallery, London (2010). group exhibitions include: John Moores painting prize 2007, Temporary Accommodation at the Whitechapel Gallery (2001), The Hecklers, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall; Deception of the Eye, Special Effects in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany MUTAGEN, ASC Gallery, London (both 2013); The Dorian Project, Second Guest, New York (2012) and Making Familiar, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2012). Vicky Wright is represented by the Josh Lilley Gallery and lives and works in London. She has taught at various colleges and programmes including Irish Visual Arts, Dublin 2012 and worked on public art commissions including the Bow arts Trust.