The most prestigious art prize for emergent artists
Back for another exciting year, the Catlin Art Prize is the rapidly becoming the most hotly anticipatred arts prize for emergent artists. See the exhibtion at Village Underground, Shoreditch, London from 14 23 May.
Now in its fourth year, the Catlin Art Prize has established itself as the annual showcase for graduates one year on from their degree exhibitions. The prize is recognised amongst collectors and artists alike as being one of the most exciting for British early-career artists. It is unique in the breadth of its scope and 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.
Curator, gallerist and art writer, Justin Hammond's search for the most promising artists of tomorrow takes him the length and breadth of the UK, to graduate BA and MA shows. For the first time the forty exceptional talents uncovered through this wide ranging process have been documented in The Catlin Guide. The only guide to emerging art in the UK, this highly sought after limited edition book introduces the work and upcoming exhibitions of Catlin artists and is available on Amazon.
From the forty artists recommended for The Catlin Guide, eight are invited to take part in the Catlin Art Prize and encouraged to make a brand new collection of work to be exhibited at Village Underground, Shoreditch, 14 23 May. Previous exhibitions have attracted collectors such as David Roberts and Kay Saatchi eager to view cutting-edge work and invest in new talent. A final overall winner will be selected by a judging panel and will receive £3,000 prize money enough to run a studio for a year.
This year''s exhibtion will contain all new work from exciting talents Victoria Matkin, David.A.Smith, Miyo Yoshida, Alexander Allen, Adam Dix, Alex Virji, Reynir Hutber and Sonny Sanjay Vadgama.
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