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Art Prize 2020 - Shortlisted Artists

Find out who was selected for the 2020 edition of the Sunny Art Prize. 49 artists (instead of 30) working with a range of media, were selected for this year’s opportunity.

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SUNNY ART PRIZE 2021 - PRIZE WINNERS

Richard Kenton Webb - I Winner

For Richard Kenton Webb, drawing, painting, and printmaking are at the heart of his practice. He believes that painting is an intrinsic human language and will never disappear. For centuries, the artist’s imagination and the alchemy of materials have fused to create truly remarkable works. Words can fail us, but by engaging with materials, an artist can translate his or her inner world into a composition. The materials and our imaginations can fuse into visual poetry, communicating a hidden realm. In this respect, the artist makes the unseen visible.

Svetlana Ochkovskaya - II Winner

Svetlana Ochkovskaya makes immersive, disorientating, otherworldly installations and costumes that are mythic representations of her worldview. She is curious about things that are deemed weird or different. The artist also explores the idea of the fantastic, strange, and 'other', thus producing her wondrous world of curiosities. Such a world is inhabited by creatures that are neither human nor alien, real nor imaginary, while the glowing environments and tactile costumes bend the fragile boundaries of our perceived reality.

Frances Gynn - III Winner

Frances Gynn’s work has been informed by nature and humankind’s detrimental engagement with the natural world. She began with an interest in something she called ‘strange attractors’, but not in the chaos theory sense; rather, she was referring to oddities in nature. These were mostly human-made objects found in the environment, either discarded or intentionally placed – she was interested in the visual effect of these objects in nature.

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No fixed starting date or timetable: you can book any available lesson(s) when it suits you, either at the centre or remotely through our Live Online Group Art Tuition service.

Our art classes are tailored to your level and needs, keeping your development in mind throughout the course

We can teach you how to handle every medium including oil, acrylic, and watercolour

Only 10 students are allowed per art lesson so that our teacher can provide individual and targeted advice

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Take full advantage of our classes with life models to master your depictions of the human body

SUNNY ART PRIZE 2022

LONDON GROUP EXHIBITION

The Sunny Art Prize is sponsored by the Art Council England and has established itself as one of the UK’s most prestigious international art competitions. The scope of this contemporary art prize is about sourcing the most talented artists from all over the world, both established and emerging ones, who produce ground-breaking and innovative artworks. We select artists who work with a wide range of media, making the art prize a varied and stimulating global platform to engage with critical contemporary issues and topics. The art competition is then open to everyone, regardless of location or preferred medium and theme.

Every year, we shortlist 30 artists, among whom we select three winners. All the shortlisted artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Sunny Art Centre, London, a prestigious art institution with an extraordinary collection of old masters and artworks by leading contemporary artists. In addition, the winners, alongside seven other artists chosen from the shortlist, have the chance to exhibit their work with our partnering galleries in China. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across China, such as Beijing and Shanghai, and are amongst the leading art institutions in the Asian art market.

This art contest also gives the art prize-winners the chance to experience a one-month
artist residency in China. The Artist Residency Programme is organised in collaboration with established Chinese art institutions, and it provides the opportunity to engage with historically and culturally rich places in China.

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