The Prize was founded in 2017 to offer recent graduates the chance to win £6,000 to contribute to the cost of an artist’s studio in a UK city of their choice. The Studio Prize was established after a number of our members’ spoke of the economic challenges they faced when starting their artistic careers. As the premium collecting society for the administration of the Artist’s Resale Right (ARR), the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) realises how difficult it is for emerging artists to focus on their practice especially after leaving university. The ACS Studio Prize was founded to help.
Now in its seventh year, ACS has partnered with Gurr Johns International, a global independent art advisory and appraisal group, to offer this year’s six finalists the opportunity to take part in a group show at Gurr Johns alongside past Studio Prize winners.
The exhibition features work from the past winners of the ACS Studio Prize, including David Gardner (2022), Dorcas Casey (2021), Dion Kitson (2020), Araminta Blue (2019) and Rebecca Harper (2018), as well as the six finalists of this year’s Prize, Irini Bachlitzanaki, Chloe Barnes, Elizabeth Dimitroff, Eva Gold, Lewis Graham and Clara Hastrup.
20 – 22 Sep 2023
16 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5LU