XL Catlin Art Prize 2016

6 May 2016 – 22 May 2016

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Londonewcastle Project Space

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: routes 388, 8, N8 - 1min walk away on Bethnal Green Rd / Car: Redhcurch Street is off Shoreditch High Street, just before the Tea Building
  • Tube: Shoreditch High Street 1min walk; Liverpool Street 8mins walk
  • Train: Shoreditch High Street 1min walk
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Celebrating its 10th year, this curated exhibition is now firmly established as an influential showcase for the most outstanding artists from UK art schools.


This year’s finalists are: Rory Biddulph (Slade School of Fine Art, MA Fine Art), Jude Crilly (Royal College of Art, MA Sculpture), Jamie Fitzpatrick, (Royal College of Art, MA Sculpture), Christopher Gray (Goldsmiths, BA Fine Art & History of Art), Jane Hayes Greenwood (City & Guilds of London Art School, MA Fine Art), Hamish Pearch (Camberwell College of Arts, BA Sculpture) and Neal Rock (Royal College of Art, PhD Painting by Practice).

Selected from the annual XL Catlin Art Guide for their potential to make an impact in the art world over the next decade and beyond, each finalist is commissioned to produce an ambitious new body of work.

A panel of judges will select one artist to receive an award of £5,000 at a private ceremony on Tuesday 17th May. The public will also have its say: votes cast via a ballot box at the Londonewcastle Project Space will determine the winner of the £2,000 Visitor Vote. For the first time, the Visitor Vote will remain open until thirty minutes before the winner is announced.

Justin Hammond, curator of the XL Catlin Art Prize and author of the XL Catlin Art Guide comments, "Over the past decade, these projects have risen in stature and proved significant in promoting a new generation of artists. This is an exceptional group and they’re determined to mark the 10th anniversary with a spectacular show." 


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