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Could You Win The Griffin Art Prize 2014?

Do You Want To Win A Residency, Art Materials And A Solo Show?

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The Griffin Art Prize 2014 is now open for entries.  This will be the third year of the prize for emerging artists in painting and drawing.  Twenty artists will be selected to have their artwork showcased on the Griffin Art Prize website and a further cut of ten short-listed artists will be exhibited at the Griffin Gallery.  The winning artist will be selected from this exhibition and announced at the private view on the 18th November 2014.

With a six month residency, including materials and a solo show at the Griffin Gallery the Griffin Art Prize is not one to be sniffed at.  This is a great opportunity for a graduate or emerging artist to kick-start their arts practice.

Who Can Enter The Griffin Art Prize?

You must be a resident in the UK or hold a valid work visa with the right to stay in the UK during the period of residency.  All applicants must have graduated since 2009 and your primary medium must be in painting or drawing.  Artwork must have been produced since 2009 and be available for use until the end of December 2014.  The winner must also be able to take up residency in the Studio Building by March 2015 until their solo show in the Griffin Gallery in September 2015.

Who Are the Griffin Art Prize Judges?

This years’ Griffin Art Prize will be judged by:

Jenni Lomax OBE, Director of Camden Arts, London.  Jenni has previously been a member of the judging panels for the Turner Prize and the Jerwood Drawing Prize and received an OBE for her services to the Visual Arts in 2009.


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“Spectral Eruptions” Gordon Cheung 2003


London based artist Gordon Cheung is a Royal College of Art graduate whose multi-media art is exhibited internationally.  His work is created using spray paint, oil, acrylic, ink and pastels on stock listings and can be described as hallucinatory epic landscapes or “hyper-paint-by–numbers” as he calls them.

Jenny Lindén Urnes is the owner and Chairman of Lindéngruppen, a Swedish family business, focusing on the development of industrial companies including Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.  Jenny also chairs the jury for the Beckers Art Award which supports innovative young artists in Sweden.

Anj Smith, a London based artist, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College, London.  Her small highly detailed paintings have been described as eerie gothic –surrealist portraits and have been shown worldwide.  New paintings will be exhibited in a solo show at Hauser & Wirth Gallery this autumn.

Alastair Smart is currently Arts Editor of the Sunday Telegraph.  Alastair has been reviewing major art shows since 2007 and also writes for High Life magazine and

The Griffin Art Prize judges will be looking for innovation in painting and drawing as well as the applicant’s potential to benefit from the residency.

Who Won The Griffin Art Prize 2013?

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The Griffin Art Prize 2013 went to Luke George and Elizabeth Rose Using earth, plant and metal pigments along with natural glues and gesso their work is guided by the natural alchemy of the materials.  They are currently working in the studio preparing for their solo show in September.  You can follow their work on the residency blog

What Does The Griffin Art Prize Offer?

The winning artist will be provided with a large, well lit studio space for six months.  They will be supplied with materials of their choice from the Griffin Art Prize sponsors, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.  The winner of the Griffin Art Prize will have the time and space to produce the work for their solo show at the Griffin Gallery in September.


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An allowance will also be available to help meet expenses and a mentoring programme including tutorials and visits will be arranged to meet the individual needs of the winning artist.  This prize culminating in an individual showcase offers a great opportunity for any emerging artist.

How Do I Enter The Griffin Art Prize?

The deadline for the Griffin Art Prize is the 10th August 2014.  There will be an initial selection of twenty artists from the digital submission.  These artists will then be asked to send one image to the Studio Building.

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Are you thinking of entering?

Good Luck!  Let us know if you get long or shortlisted and send us your images.

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