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Prize 2022 Winners Announced!

The annual RBSA Prize Exhibition is an open submission exhibition selected by a judging panel. The exhibition supports artists by providing an opportunity to exhibit and be rewarded for their talents. This year’s judges were:

Diana Ali, Visual Artist & International Curator & Lecturer

Peter Bonnell, Arts Programme Manager of QUAD & FORMAT

Rebecca Court, Course Director BA (Hons) Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art

We received over 550 works from more than 250 artists based in the UK and internationally. This exhibition encompasses a wide array of artistic mediums and techniques, showcasing new works in bronze, ceramics, oil, watercolour, charcoal, tempera, lino print, collagraph and more.

We are extremely grateful to the judges for the time and thought put into selecting this exhibition. See below their picks for awards and high commendations.

There is still one prize left to be awarded – the People’s Choice Prize! You can vote for your favourite in the gallery till the end of the exhibition. The work with the most votes will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

GMC Trust First Prize: Laura Quinn Harris, Jon, 2020

Anne Judd Memorial Second Prize: Chris Eckersley, Uffizi I, 2021

GMC Trust Third Prize: Elizabeth Nast, Home Sweet Home, 2022

Alec Morison Watercolour Prize: Lawrence Green, Green Crag and Haystacks from the Southern Flank of Fleetwith Pike, 2021

Arthur Lockwood Memorial Prize for artist aged 35 or under: James Birkin, Whole Submission.

Highly commended:

Lewis Graham, Untitled, 2022

Katya Granova, Navy Soldiers Sunbathing, 2021

Richard Holland, Under Cromer Pier, 2022

Fred Jones ARBSA, Hairdrying, 2020

Imogen Morris, I, 2022

Joan Sharma RBSA, Stone and Resin I, 2022, Springstone and Resin, £325

Natalie Toplass, Dreamland, 2022

Join us for an Artists’ Talk on Saturday 15 October, 2-3pm. Come along for a walk around the exhibition as we discuss the work with some of the artists featured.

The exhibition is sponsored by Maguire Jackson.

The RBSA Gallery wishes to thank each donor for their generous support.

All artworks are available for purchase, please contact the Gallery for more information.