We are pleased to announce that the Cynthia Corbett Gallery will present a selection of Young Masters at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2014.

Venue details: Affordable Art Fair, Stand G7
Lower Fairground Site | East Heath Road | Hampstead | London | NW3 1TH
Dates: 12th – 15th June, 2014


We are delighted to announce that a selection of artists from the Young Masters Art Prize will be shown at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2014 in a display curated by Associate Director of the Young Masters Art Prize, Daisy McMullan (MA Curating, 2012).

The Young Masters Art Prize is a unique, not-for- profit biennial competition open to international and UK- based artists who combine skill and innovation with awareness of the Old Masters and art of the past. The selection of artists showing work at the Affordable Art Fair with Young Masters will include: Georgia Dodson (runner-up 2012), Lluís Barba (runner-up 2009), Charles Moxon, Lian Zhang, Fabiano Parisi, Derrick Santini, Tom Farthing, Vanessa Hodgkinson, Elisabeth Caren, Eleanor Watson, Jane Hoodless and Cecile Chong.  To celebrate the launch of the inaugural Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize, we will be feature the work of ceramicists Elaine Wilson, Andrew Deem, Lisa Stockham and Dana Lazarus-Cass and 2014 guest ceramic artist Chris Antemann.

The third edition of the Young Masters Art Prize launched in January 2014 and is open for applications until 15th June 2014.  The Young Masters Art Prize looks for artists who combine innovation with awareness of the Old Masters and the art of the past.  A unique not-for profit competition, open to international and UK-based artists, the prize aims to give an international platform to both established artists and to give global recognition to artists in the early stages of their career.

The Prize was founded in 2009 by respected gallerist, Cynthia Corbett, who launched the prize in order to celebrate artistic skill and innovation. The Second Edition of the Prize in 2012 included exhibitions at Sphinx Fine Art in October 2012, and an exhibition and prize ceremony at Gallery 27 on Cork Street in November, with 26 shortlisted artists presented alongside three guest artists: Yinka Shonibare MBE, Ali Assaf and Lluís Barba. 2013 saw a highly successful Tour of seven venues throughout the UK, including Cork Street, Henley Festival and Sphinx Fine Art.

Artists shortlisted for the 2014 Young Masters Art Prize will exhibit their works at two prestigious London venues, The Lloyds Club (16th September 2014 – 5th December 2014) and Sphinx Fine Art (14th October – 31st October 2014) in exhibitions curated by emerging curatorial partnership R/E Collective (Emily Purser and Ravian Van Den Hil).  The winner of the Young Masters Art Prize will win £1,500 and two highly commended artists will be awarded prizes of £500 each (generously donated by the Artists Collecting Society).  The winner of the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize will be awarded £1,500, a generous gift of James and Maylis Grand.  The Prizes will be awarded by a prestigious panel of judges including Godfrey Barker, Charles Saumarez Smith, Roy Bolton, Werner Grub, Ben Austin and Daisy McMullan: the Ceramics Prize will be awarded by judges Daniella Wells, Preston Fitzgerald and Maylis Grand.  The Prize-winners will also be given the opportunity to show as part of the Young Masters international tour in 2015.

For more information on the Young Masters Art Prize initiative, please contact Associate Director, Daisy McMullan daisy.youngmastersartprize@gmail.com.

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Image above: Elisabeth Caren, Ophelia No. 5, 2013, C-Type digital print, edition of 6, 51 x 76cm