The Marmite Prize for Painting is the only erratic, challenging and nomadic biennial open submission painting exhibition in the UK and Ireland. The prize is now open for submissions. The deadline is Sunday March 20th.
The paintings will be subject to two stages, shortlisting for exhibition by the selection committee (by digital image), and subsequent judging (of works in person) by the judges.
Shortlisted artists will be notified by 20th April when we will make arrangements to collect the work from artists’ studios (UK mainland, Ireland and Northern Ireland only).
We welcome international entries. Shortlisted international artists will be required to arrange transportation of works to London in May for the first exhibition, and collection of unsold works from the Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Ireland in September.
Winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition at Block 336 in London on 3rd June 2016.
A full colour catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition, shortlisted artists will receive a free copy of the catalogue.
· Block 336, London, UK
June - July 2016
· Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
July - September 2016
There will be one main winner, two runners up and a student prize.
Main Prize - Along with the prestige of being the Prize Winner of the Marmite Prize for Painting V and the opportunity to be a judge for the Marmite Prize For Painting VI, the winner will also receive a specially commissioned sculpture by an artist - To be Announced.
Student Prize - Residency at Bon Volks, Margate, UK. (Please note you must currently be a student to be eligible for the Student Prize. Students are also eligible to win the main prize.)
The two runners up will receive a pat on the back.
The Selectors & Judges
Marcus Cope, co-founder and curator of The Marmite Prize for Painting.
Aoife Ruane, Director, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.
Jane Hayes Greewood, Artist & Director, Block 336, London, UK.
Colin Martin, Artist & School Principal, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.
Daniel Sturgis, Artist, Curator and Course Director in Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, London
Phillip Allen (UK).
Brian Cheeswright (UK)
Mark O’Kelly (Ireland)
Fourth judge TBA
This, the fifth Marmite Prize for Painting is dedicated to artist Mary Heilmann.
A marmite is a large earthenware pot.
While we endeavour to take the best possible care, neither the curators nor the gallery can be held responsible for loss or damage to work.
There will be 50% commission levied on sales generated throughout the exhibition.
The Marmite Prize for Painting is in no way associated with the food product ‘Marmite’.
20. March 2016