The Royal Academy has revealed the winners of the Summer Exhibition 2023 prizes. The Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition is a unique celebration of contemporary art and architecture, providing a vital platform and support for the artistic community. Each year, the Royal Academy of Arts presents a number of prizes for outstanding works within the exhibition. The prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award, one of the most significant art prizes in the country, is also presented to the ‘most distinguished work’ in the exhibition. This year the following have been awarded:
The Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award
£25,000 awarded by a panel of judges appointed by the Royal Academy’s President and Council for the most distinguished work in the exhibition.
Judges: Nigel Hall RA, Tom Marks and Alba Arikha
Prize awarded to: Kara Walker Hon RA, THE OMICRON VARIATIONS (Cat no.310)
The Thomas Burberry Prize for Print
£20,000 for a print in any medium.
Judges: Burberry Chief Creative Officer, Daniel Lee, Grace Ladoja and Royal Academy of Arts Secretary & Chief Executive, Axel Rüger
Prize awarded to: Christine Wilkinson, WASHING MACHINE 2 (Cat no.947)
The AXA Art Prize UK 2023
£10,000 for an outstanding work of figurative art by a student.
Judges: Jennifer Schipf, Mark Hampson and Rachel Hobkirk
Prize awarded to: Olga Mun, IMPOSSIBLE PAINTING (Cat no.62)
The Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture
£10,000 for a sculpture.
Judges: Debbie Abrahams, Richard Elliott and Fungai Benhura
Prize awarded to: Lizzie Hill, POLYSTRATA (Cat no.1604)
The British Institution Fund Award
The British Institution Fund was established to promote excellence in the arts through the awarding of prizes to students. Work is assessed across a comprehensive range of creative disciplines from painting to architecture. £5,000 will be awarded this year by the trustees.
Judges: Michael Claridge, Colin Martin, Rosa Sepple and Andrew Stahl
Prize awarded to: Hang Zhang, CAT TATOOING CAT (Cat no.1500)
The Maire Ragnhild Hollingsworth Prize for Oil Painting
£5,000 to be awarded to an artist who is considered by the judging panel to have placed particular emphasis on the exploration of oil painting, using oil as the predominant medium. No restriction shall be made as to the base material, which may be canvas, panel or any other surface.
Judges: Paul Hollingsworth and Elinor Stanley
Prize awarded to: Kate Wilson, PICK IT UP 1 (Cat no.809)
The Hugh Casson Drawing Prize
For an original work on paper in any medium, where the emphasis is clearly on drawing.
Judges: Dinah Casson, David Dimbleby, Tim Hyman RA and Mary Stephenson
£3,000 prize awarded to: Denise Franklin, SLEEPWALKING (Cat no.430)
£1000 prize awarded to: Anita Downs, MOTHER (Cat no.1316)
£1000 prize awarded to: Guillermo Martin Bermejo, SWEET SHYNESS (Cat no.1399)
The Sunny Dupree Family Award for a Woman Artist
£4,000 for a painting or sculpture.
Judges: Sunny Dupree, Katherine Jones RA and Dipal Acharya
Prize awarded to: Liorah Tchiprout, WITH YOU, I MUST GENTLY BEND MYSELF TO YOUR UNBENDING WILL (Cat no.1466)
The Arts Club Award
£2,500 awarded to an artist aged 35 or under for a work in any medium.
Judges: Charlotte Chudy, Brian Griffiths RA and Charlene Prempeh
Prize awarded to: Kinna Whitehead, LIGHTS (Cat no.453)
Summer Exhibition 2023 online: Many of the works in the Summer Exhibition 2023 are available to browse and buy online through the Summer Exhibition Explorer
Summer Exhibition Tuesday 13th June – Sunday 20th August 2023