Selasa, 23 September 2014

Tina Jenkins wins Threadneedle Prize 2014

Winner of the Threadneedle Prize 2014
Tina Jenkins with her painting "Bed Head"
Gloss paint and acrylic on plastic sheeting
170 x 170 x 8cm
£3,950 (sold)

Tina Jenkins won The Threadneedle Prize 2014 this evening. The prize was announced at the Awards Dinner held this evening at the Mall Galleries. It's so late this is going to be a bit of an image oriented post.

Tina wins a £20,000 cash prize

Senin, 22 September 2014

Threadneedle Prize 2014 - The Shortlist

Six finalists have been selected for the Shortlist for the Threadneedle Prize 2014 awarded to the very best in new figurative and representational art.

The prize on offer is a £20,000 Prize and a solo exhibition of a wider body of work at the Mall Galleries in 2015. 

Artists shortlisted for The Threadneedle Prize 2014 outside the Mall Galleries the exhibition opens on 25th September


Minggu, 21 September 2014

Who's made a mark in art? September 2014

POLL: Should people be able to photograph art in galleries & museums?Right click to see a larger version

Nearly 50% of the respondent's to last month's POLL: Photography in Art Galleries and Museums think that photography in art galleries and museums should be allowed, although 22% think this should be on the basis that no flash is allowed.

You can see the results in detail if you click the

Jumat, 19 September 2014

Who painted this? #62

Who painted this? #62

Apologies for the delay in restarting Who Painted This? I wasn't planning on having to move quite so many websites in quite so short a space of time - and getting ready for an exhibition at the same time.

Hopefully this series of art history challenges will now get back on track and be a bit more regular!

I've seen paintings by this artist before and have been

Kamis, 18 September 2014

Review: Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition opened to the public on Monday and continues until 5pm on Saturday 20th September in the (large) West Gallery of the Mall Galleries in London. I definitely recommend this exhibition for the range and quality of its watercolour paintings

The interesting thing about reviewing the exhibitions for two art competitions in the galleries this week (i.e. the

Rabu, 17 September 2014

Review: Derwent Art Prize 2014 Exhibition

The Derwent Art Prize 2014 celebrates pencil art and its current exhibition at the Mall Galleries is very successful at demonstrating the range of artwork and approaches to making art that can be seen in contemporary pencil art today.

This post has:

a video of my walk round the Derwent Art Prize 2014 exhibition - to give you a feel for what it it looks like
some general observations about the

Selasa, 16 September 2014

Derwent Prize Exhibition 2014 - Other prizewinners

Further to yesterday's post Derwent Art Prize 2014 - ineligible drawing wins first prize?,  the other prizewinners are detailed below - with photographs of the winners where I have them and my comments.

Derwent Art Prize 2014: People gathering for the announcement of who had won the prizes

Second Prize

Second Prize ( £3,500 ):  ‘Hörnan’ (coloured pencils) by Brian Morris.  Brian was born in