Monday, September 29, 2008

Laura Lancaster & Rachel Lancaster: "The Sovereign Art Prize", Somerset House, London


The Sovereign Art Foundation has announced the artists shortlisted for its third annual Sovereign European Art Prize.
Artists can only enter the prize through a process of nomination by one of the foundation’s Europe wide network of art experts.

The shortlisted artists are:

AES+F, Russia; Maurizio Anzeri, UK; Sandy Sykes, UK; Mimi Mollica, Italy; S¿ren Lose, Germany; John Stark, UK; Susanne S.D. Themlitz, Portugal; Nadia Hebson, Germany; Daniel Canogar, Spain; Laura Lancaster, UK; Rachel Lancaster, UK; Laurent le Deunff, France; Lynne Collins, UK; Nicola Di Caprio, Italy; EĆ²ghann Mac Colla, UK; Andrew Gilbert, Germany; Miikka Vaskola, Finland; Douglas Fishbone, UK; Tiina Heiska, Finland; Joss McKinley, UK; Ben Murphy, UK; Peter Churcher, Spain; Anda Bankovska, Latvia; Rita Magalhaes, Portugal; Michael Fliri, Austria; Ida Cecilie Kvetny, Denmark; Julie Nord, Denmark; Goldin+Senneby, Sweden; Marisa Gonzalez, Spain; Tina Gibbard, UK.

Works by the thirty artists will go on show at Somerset House from the 1-10 October.
During the exhibition the judges will decide on the ultimate winner of the €25,000 first prize.


Sir Peter Blake: Honorary Chair
Tim Marlow: Director, White Cube
Jarvis Cocker: Artist, Pulp
Rachel Campbell-Johnstan: Art critic, The Times
Philly Adams: Director of the Saatchi Gallery
Alan Yentob: Creative Director of BBC Television

In addition, members of the public can also vote for the shortlisted artists, on the Sovereign Art Foundation’s website or during the exhibition, to decide the winner of the €1,000 public vote prize.

Laura Lancaster "Untitled" 2008, 13cm x 18cm Oil on Board
Rachel Lancaster "Untitled (Lipstick)" 2008, 40cm x 50cm Oil on Canvas