3rd– 25th May 2012
The Catlin Art Prize 2012 featuring 10 of the UK’s most exciting new graduate artists opens at Londonewcastle Project Space
London, UK – The Catlin Art Prize 2012, now in its 6th year, presents the most promising art graduates in the UK one year on from their degree shows. Curated by Justin Hammond.
The Catlin Prize 2012 finalists are: Greta Alfaro, Gabriella Boyd, Poppy Bisdee, Jonny Briggs, Max Dovey, Tom Howse, Ali Kazim, Adeline de Monseignat, Soheila Sokhanvari and Julia Vogl. Working across painting, sculpture, photography, installation and film, each has been asked to demonstrate their progress by creating a brand new collection.
A distinguished panel of judges: Nancy Durrant (Arts Commissioning Editor, The Times)
Joe La Placa (CEO All Visual Arts) and Ossian Ward (Visual Arts Editor, Time Out London)
will award one artist with a prize of £5000 at a private ceremony on 16th May.
For the first time the general public will have the opportunity to take part in the Visitor Vote and pick their favourite artist in the exhibition. Votes can be cast via Twitter, Facebook and a ballot box at the venue. The winner of the Visitor Vote will be awarded £2000 on 16th May.
Londonewcastle Project Space 28 Redchurch Street London E2 7DP
The Catlin Art Prize
Now entering its sixth year, the Catlin Art Prize is an annual event
showcasing the most promising art school graduates one year on from their degree exhibitions. The Prize is unique in providing the artists with the time and opportunity to develop their practice, encouraging them to demonstrate their progress by producing a new body of work to be exhibited in May. The selected artists are considered to be producing work of an outstanding quality which demonstrates their capacity to make a significant mark in the art world during the next decade.
The Catlin Guide is an introduction to the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the UK, as recommended by a wide survey of curators, collectors, gallerists and course tutors. Each individual profile details future exhibitions, projects and aspirations for 2012. The Catlin Guide was launched as a strictly limited book at The London Art Fair (January 18th – 22nd 2012), and was presented alongside work by many of the featured artists.
The curator of the Catlin Art Prize and editor of The Catlin Guide is independent curator and art writer Justin Hammond.