Marmite Prize presents The Marmite Prize for Painting V
Kathryn Maple, Backyard, 2015
Oil on canvas
84 x 125cm
The Marmite Prize for Painting V
Preview Friday 3rd June, 6-10pm with prize winners announced at 8pm.
Block 336, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA
Exhibition continues 4th June - 1st July, Thursday - Saturday 12-6 or by appointment contact email@example.com
Free, all welcome.
This year the Marmite Prize for Painting is celebrating ten years in the game. During this time there have been five editions of the prize, including this one, that have toured to twelve venues in England, Scotland and Ireland.
39 paintings have been shortlisted for the 2016 exhibition from 1246 entries. Submissions came in from painters at all stages of their careers in the UK, Ireland and further afield. The shortlisted paintings are by:
José Batista Marques
Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh
The Marmite Prize is an artist run non-profit organisation that exists to celebrate and promote excellence in contemporary painting. It has no other agenda with no public or private funding swaying opinion. Integral to the whole project is that the selection is done anonymously.
The shortlisted paintings were selected by Marcus Cope (Painter and Co-founder & Curator of the Marmite Prize for Painting), Jane Hayes Greenwood (Artist and Director of Block 336, London, UK), Aoife Ruane (Director of Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland). Daniel Sturgis (Artist, Curator and Course Director in Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, London) and Colin Martin (Artist and School Principal at Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland).
This year the Prize launched with a small social media buzz asking the painting community to choose the painters they wanted to be the judges. As a result painters Phillip Allen, Vanessa Jackson RA and Mark O’Kelly will be joining Marmite Prize IV winner Brian Cheeswright on the panel to select the prizewinners.
The Marmite Prize is unique in that the main prize is an artwork.
Main Prize - a sculpture specially made and donated by Alison Wilding RA.
Student Prize - a month long residency at Bon Volks studios in Margate and £500 cash towards travel and expenses.
Two runners-up will receive a pat on the back, each.
Dedication is what you need, and as such each year the Marmite Prize has been dedicated to an artist admired by the exhibition curators, influencing the exhibition hang in some way. This year Mary Heilmann is their star.
Following its London showing, the exhibition will tour to Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Ireland 8th July - 10th September.
All enquiries and for hi res images please contact Marcus Cope, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marmite Prize for Painting V exhibition opens!
Preview Friday 3rd June, 6-10pm with prize giving at 8pm.
Block 336, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA.
Open Thursday - Saturday 12-6pm.
4th June - 1st July.