The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is delighted to announce the launch the fourth edition of the Young Masters Art Prize with a call for artists and an exhibition to take place take place at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery in London from 2 to 8 October, during Frieze week. The exhibition will bring together work by previous Young Masters artists and a special selection of featured guest artists.
The Young Masters Art Prize celebrates emerging and established contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and innovation of the Old Masters and art of the past. In 2014, a second strand of the Prize was launched - the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize - to give a separate platform for ceramics and reflect the creativity, innovation and excellence of this artistic medium.
Artists working in any medium and from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for both prizes from 4 October 2016. Applicants for the Ceramics Prize must also show exceptional command of the medium of ceramics and an awareness of the heritage of ceramic craft.
Applications are invited from 4 October 2016 to 28 February 2017.
Further information and details about how to apply can be found at www.young-masters.co.uk
Exhibition to accompany the launch of the call for artists will take place during Frieze Week 2016
Royal Opera Arcade Gallery
5B Pall Mall, St. James's
London, SW1Y 4UY
Exhibition runs from 2 to 8 October 2016
About the Young Masters Art Prize
The Young Masters Art Prize is a not-for-profit initiative founded in 2009 by Gallerist Cynthia Corbett that gives a platform to both emerging and established artists who show exceptional skill and artistic integrity whilst working in dialogue with the Old Masters and the history of art. Since its launch, the Prize has quickly established itself as a significant international project and has attracted critical and public acclaim. It has also developed a strong international profile through its curatorial touring programme. The winners will be announced in June 2017. The winners of the 2017 edition will be invited to exhibit their work worldwide as part of the Young Masters International Tour in 2017-2018.
The judging panel will be chaired by renowned art historian Godfrey Barker and includes the Royal Academy of Arts’ Secretary and Chief Executive Charles Saumarez Smith, former Associate Director and Curator of Young Masters Daisy McMullan and journalist/ art critic Jean Wainwright. The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize judging panel comprises Janice Blackburn, Curator of Contemporary Arts and Craft at Sotheby’s; the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells, ceramics patron Maylis Grand and collector Preston Fitzgerald.