The Marmite Prize for Painting IV The Marmite Prize for Painting is a young, nomadic prize that is rapidly establishing itself as the alternative John Moores, championing a wider range of contemporary painting.
Marmite Prize IV showcases 32 artists, selected from almost 850 entries by representatives from each of the galleries of the tour. The winners were chosen by this year’s judging panel Dawn Mellor, Marta Marce, Tim Stoner and Marmite III winner Iain Andrews.
The winner, Brian Cheeswright, will receive the specially commissioned ‘marmite’ made and donated by distinguished artist Richard Wentworth. Runners up Dan Roach and James Metsoja both received a pat on the back. There will also be a visitors’ choice winner to be announced at the close of the exhibition. (Vote for your favourite now!)
Marmite IV is dedicated to 90s artist collective BANK, the exhibition hang informed by their seminal ‘Zombie Golf’ show: anonymous collective The Almighty were commissioned to make the installation, and in the spirit of competition their concept ‘Vampire Games’ attempts to upstage the paintings.
The exhibition opened at Central Art Gallery in Tameside and toured to the Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, before coming to Tannery Arts @ DRAWING ROOM, London, where the winner was announced.
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