A shortlist of 43 artists has been announced for the first annual East London Painting Prize. The winner, to be announced later in the month, will receive a £10,000 prize plus a solo exhibition at east London gallery The Nunnery.
Created by The Legacy List, the charity of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the Goldhill Family and Bow Arts, the new award is open to painters based in the east London boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Barking, and Dagenham and Redbridge. It honours the life and work of East End property developer, arts philanthropist and amateur painter Jack Goldhill, and aims to support both established and emerging artists in the area.
An exhibition of works by the shortlisted artists opens on 21 May in a warehouse in Sugar House Lane, part of the Strand East regeneration project south of the Olympic Park. The winner will be announced at a prize-giving night on Tuesday 27 May.
The shortlisting panel for the prize is comprised of: Sarah Elson (Contemporary Art Society and Bow Arts Board); Matt Price (art critic and curator); Varda Caivano (artist); Michael Goldhill (representative of the Goldhill Family); and Maitreyi Maheshwari (acting director of the Zabludowicz Collection).
Full list of shortlisted artists
The full list of shortlisted artists for the first annual East London Painting Prize is:
Helen Alveranga, Cornelia Baltes, Aglae Bassens, Mark Beldan, Charlie Billingham, Isha Bohling, Gabriella Boyd, Hannah Brown, Lawrence Corby, Ben Cove, Adam Dix, Freya Douglas-Morris, Sam Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Nathan Eastwood, Kath Ellis, Tom Ellis, Anna Freeman Bentley, Grant Foster, Simon Foxall, Mathis Gasser, Lewis Hammond, Anna Ilsey, Ben Jamie, Keelertomero, Dominic Kennedy, Cathy Lomax, Katrin Maeurich, Derek Marks, Soren Mayes, Eleanor Moreton, Ben Nathan, Cian O’Neill, Amie Parrott, Alice Peillon, Martine Poppe, Jasmin Reif, Greg Rook, Judith Rooze, Lucia Vera, Emily Wolfe, Ben Walker, Ross Walker.
The East London Painting Prize, 21 May – 1 June 2014, Strand East, London. bowarts.org