Generously supported by Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group, this exhibition celebrates works produced in water-based media, whether abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional.
Over 1,200 works were presented this year for consideration by the panel comprising Sara Dudman, artist; Desmond Shawe-Taylor LVO, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures; Josh Spero, Editor, Spear’s Magazine; Art Critic, Tatler, and Author; Lucy Willis, artist; and Louis Wise, Critic and Writer, The Sunday Times.
The judging panel have selected 90 works by 80 artists to be displayed at the Mall Galleries, London from 14 - 19th September 2015. The London exhibition will be followed by The Smith & Williamson Tour to venues across the UK, including Castle Fine Art, Birmingham (10 - 18th October 2015) and Guildford House Gallery, Guildford (14 November 2015 - 2 January 2016).
The Prizes, which are a First Prize of £10,000, Second Prize of £6,000, and the Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize of £1,500 will be announced in the Sunday Times during August, and awarded at a private ceremony during the exhibition at the Mall Galleries.