Griffin Art Prize 2017: An exhibition and award worth £10,000 for emerging artists

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Griffin Gallery in west London is calling for recent art school graduates to enter for the Griffin Art Prize, worth £10,000. The award is open to anyone who has graduated from a British art school within the last seven years, and provides the time, space and materials to create new work in 2018, culminating in a solo exhibition at Griffin Gallery in November.

This year, the annual Prize wanted to open its doors to artists living outside of London, and so the prize money includes £2,000 to go towards studio rent, as well as an additional £5,000 cash stipend, and up to £3,000 worth of artist materials from world leading painting brands.

The winner will work closely with curators and arts professionals at Griffin Gallery, as well as receiving specialist expertise from chemists at Winsor & Newston and Liquitex.

Alzbeta Jaresova, winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2012

Alzbeta Jaresova, winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2012

 Luke George and Elizabeth Rose, winners of the Griffin Art Prize 2013

Luke George and Elizabeth Rose, winners of the Griffin Art Prize 2013

Since launching in 2011, the Prize has established itself as a tastemaker for some of the most exciting contemporary artists in painting and drawing, recognising emerging talent ahead of other prizes for recent graduates, such as Catlin and Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Previous winners include Zsofia Schweger, who was listed in Forbes 30 under 30 this year.

The judges this year include artist Ansel Krut, Lindéngruppen owner and chairman, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, and Elephant magazine editor Robert Shore. They will be looking for excellence and innovation in painting and drawing, and twenty long listed artists will be announced in August and have their work featured on www.griffingallery.co.uk. The judges will then select 10 shortlisted artists to exhibit in a group show in November 2017 at Griffin Gallery.

Zsofia Schweger, winner of Griffin Art Prize 2015

Zsofia Schweger, winner of Griffin Art Prize 2015

Ana Milenkovic, winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2016

Ana Milenkovic, winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2016

Artists have until 3 July 2017 to submit their applications of four recent artworks, artists’ statement and CV. Please note, there is a £15 application fee. Full details, including terms and conditions, are available at www.griffingallery.co.uk/GAP2017.

Main image: Chudamani Clowes, winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2014

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