The Threadneedle Prize is the leading competition for figurative and representational painting and sculpture. At £30,000, it is one of the most valuable art prizes in the United Kingdom. With many of the most high profile art prizes tending towards conceptual and abstract works, The Threadneedle Prize deliberately sets out to raise the profile of contemporary representational art. The short list announced: Thursday 15 August 2013. The winner Announced: Tues 24 September 2013 Visitors Choice prize voting: Wed 25 September to Wed 9 October 2013 Prize was established in 2008 with the continued support of Threadneedle Investments, a leading international investment manager, demonstrating their long- term commitment to supporting the arts.
This year’s selectors are: Paul Benney, Artist, Tim Shaw, Artist, Laura Gascoigne, Art Critic, Dr Barnaby Wright, Curator, Courtauld Gallery
Through open submission from artists working in Europe, the Prize offers established and emerging artists a high profile opportunity to showcase their work at a leading venue in Central London, Mall Galleries. Previous winners and shortlisted artists include Nina Murdoch, now represented by Marlborough Fine Art, and Rose Wylie, who is currently on show at Tate Britain. All works are for sale, offering collectors and members of the public the opportunity to invest in works from up and coming artists.
Threadneedle Investments is an international investment manager with £84 billion of assets under management (at 31 March 2013), investing on behalf of individuals, pension funds and corporations. Our distinctive investment philosophy is based on creative thinking, sharing of ideas and rigorous debate. Established in 1994 in London, Threadneedle has a presence in 16 countries. Threadneedle is owned by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP), a leading US diversified financial services company and one of the 40 largest asset management firms globally.
The Threadneedle Foundation has been established to formalise and grow Threadneedle’s commitment to investing in the community. The Foundation aims to build partnerships that create a positive social impact, supporting organisations across a range of sectors with a focus on art and education as a means of engendering lasting social change. Our partnerships include the Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture with the Mall Galleries, and a three-year commitment to support The Art Room, a charity that supports 5-16 year-olds who are experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Exhibition opens: Wed 25 September – Sat 12 October 2013 Location: Mall Galleries, The Mall (near Trafalgar Square) SW1
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