Young Masters : Tour 2.0

2 Oct 2017 – 14 Oct 2017

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Private View

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Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Buses to Picadiily Circus and Charing Cross can also be found.
  • The nearest tube station from which thegallery is only a 5 minute walk is Picabilly Circus or Charing Cross.
  • The nearest train station is Victoria (from where there are frequent buses to Picadilly).

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Young Masters: Tour 2.0 returns to the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery with an exhibition featuring art by 2017 finalists and Young Masters Alumni. The exhibition coincides with London Frieze Week.


In 2009, Cynthia Corbett launched the Young Masters Art Prize, a not-for-profit initiative that gives a platform to both emerging and established artists who pay homage to the skill and innovation of the Old Masters and art of the past. The 2014 edition saw the launch of the first Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramic Prize for artists working in ceramics. For the first time in 2017, the Young Masters Emerging Woman Art Prize was launched to profile and reward the work of an emerging female artist.

The Young Masters Art Prize 2017 judging panel comprised art historian Godfrey Barker (Chair) with Melanie Gerlis, Art Market Columnist at the Financial Times and Editor-at-large at The Art Newspaper; Daisy McMullan, Curator;  Hannah Rothschild, writer, filmmaker and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery, London; Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts and Jean Wainwright, Art Historian, Critic and Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography at the University for the Creative Arts. 

The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramic Prize was judged by a panel comprising Janice Blackburn, former Curator of Arts and Crafts at Sotheby’s; collector Preston Fitzgerald; collector and philanthropist, Maylis Grand and the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells.

The Young Masters Emerging Woman Art judging panel comprised: Beth Colocci, Chairman of the Trustees of UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Sylvie Gormezano, Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers; award-winning designer and art collector Ronnette Riley, FAIA and Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board, Head of Corporate Branding and Communications and Chairperson of the Swarovski Foundation.

The 2017 Winners were announced in a prize giving ceremony in London, June 2017

Young Masters Art Prize winners:

Azita Moradkhani, £2,000 main prize; Laura Hospes, £500 Highly Commended courtesy of the Artists’ Collecting Society; Tamara Al-Mashouk, £500 Highly Commended courtesy of the Artists’ Collecting Society

Katie Spragg, Be Smart About Art Award worth £500

Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize winners:

Lucille Lewin, £1,500 main prize; Lauren Nauman, £500 Highly Commended

Young Masters Emerging Woman Art Prize winners:

Azita Moradkhani, £1,000 main prize; Isabelle van Zeijl, £250 Highly Commended; Katie Spragg, £250 Highly Commended

Young Masters: Tour 2.0 will be a curated from past shortlisted artists in an exhibition at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery from 2 to 14 October 2017 during Frieze week.  Multi-media artist Gordon Cheung joins the exhibition as a guest artist.

Exhibiting artists

Tessa Eastman

Sasha Bowles

Grant Aston

Lucille Lewin

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

Lauren Nauman

Antoine Schneck

Stephen Snoddy

Liane Lang

Lars Reiffers

Katie Spragg

Gordon Cheung

Amber Zuber

Yuehan Pan

Amartey Golding

Laura Hospes

David Piddock

John Phillips

Liron Kroll

Carole Freeman

Isabelle van Zeijl

Lucy Beecher Nelson

Azita Moradkhani


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