Photography and Art

Press Release: The Catlin Art Prize 2012

4 April 2012

The Catlin Art Prize 2012 featuring 10 of the UK's most exciting new graduate artists opens at Londonewcastle Project Space

Opening: Thursday 3rd May 6:00pm – 9:00pm

London, UK – The Catlin Art Prize 2012, now in its 6th year, presents the most promising art graduates in the UK one year on from their degree shows. Curated by Justin Hammond, this year’s exhibition will be held at the Londonewcastle Project Space, London, 3rd– 25th May 2012.

The Catlin Prize 2012 finalists are: Greta Alfaro, Gabriella Boyd, Poppy Bisdee, Jonny Briggs, Max Dovey, Tom Howse, Ali Kazim, Adeline de Monseignat, Soheila Sokhanvari and Julia Vogl. Working across painting, sculpture, photography, installation and film, each has been asked to demonstrate their progress by creating a brand new collection.

A panel of judges will award one artist with a prize of £5000 at a private ceremony on 16th May.

For the first time 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 £2000 on 16th May.


Londonewcastle Project Space

28 Redchurch Street

London E2 7DP


Opens 6pm 3rd May

4th - 25th May

11 - 6 daily, Sundays noon - 4

*Closed Monday 7th May


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