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Catlin Art Prize 2013; Shortlist announced for exhibition of new works by the most promising art talent in the UK
The Catlin Art Prize 2013, now in its seventh year, is an annual exhibition featuring the most exciting art graduates in the UK one year on from their degree shows. This year’s exhibition will be held at Londonewcastle Project Space, London (2 – 26 May 2013) and showcases brand new work by nine artists, each chosen for their potential to make a significant impact in the art world over the next decade and beyond. The prize is unique in offering a framework for artists to develop a new body of work during the first year out of art school. Each artist receives a bursary to support their progress.
Participating artists are selected from The Catlin Guide 2013, a nationwide survey of recent art school graduates, now widely recognized as the essential reference for collectors of emerging artists. The Catlin Art Prize 2013 finalists are: Steven Allan (Royal College of Art), Fatma Bucak (Royal College of Art), Juno Calypso (London College of Communication), Robert Crosse (Slade School of Fine Art), Nicky Deeley (Royal College of Art), Bee Griffith (Goldsmiths), Terry Ryu Kim (Slade School of Fine Art), Conall McAteer (Central St Martins) and David Ogle(Lancaster University).
Justin Hammond, Art Catlin curator, comments:
From David Ogle's light sculpture to Nicky Deeley's marathon performance piece, this particular exhibition is designed to celebrate diversity rather than draw tenuous parallels or proclaim some kind of new art movement. It's a very strong line-up, but perhaps this latest chapter will demand more from the viewer than in previous years.
A panel of judges will award one artist with a prize of £5,000 at a private ceremony on 22 May. The 2013 judges are: former Turner Prize nominee Dexter Dalwood, art gallery director Ceri Hand and renowned collector Valeria Napoleone. Additionally, the general public will have the opportunity to take part in the Visitor Vote and pick their favourite artist in the exhibition. Votes can be cast via Twitter, Facebook and a ballot box at the venue. The winner of the Visitor Vote will be awarded £2,000