The final four artists in contention to receive the prize have now been announced by the judges.
From over 200 entries and an initial shortlist of 13 artists, Lady Bridgeman, founder of the Artists’ Collecting Society and Bridgeman Images, renowned painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling CBE and Artistic Director of the Royal Academy Tim Marlow are delighted to announce their final four artists.
Anna Biesuz of Wimbledon College of Art, Jack Latham of University of South Wales, Newport, Marco Miehling of the Royal College of Art and Rhona Jack of the University of Dundee have been selected by the judges to progress to the next round of the competition.
Speaking of the artists, Lady Bridgeman said “I was particularly absorbed by the work of shortlisted photographer Jack Latham and his depiction of stark Scandinavian landscapes. Anna Biesuz and her illustrative explorations of the female form feel very contemporary, while Rhona Jack looks to the industrial past in her construction of a loom to create textile based artwork. My fellow judges Tim Marlow and Maggi Hambling were impressed by the large scale sculptural installations of Marco Miehling and by the overall standard of the work submitted.”