23 artists who live or work in east London have been shortlisted for the 2015 East London Painting Prize. Their work goes on show in a unique exhibition at The Rum Factory, Pennington Street Warehouse, London Dock in Wapping in May 2015.
The East London Painting Prize, now in its second year, celebrates the incredible talent and diversity of artists living and working in the boroughs of east London. The prize has been created by The Legacy List (shortly to become the Foundation for FutureLondon) and Bow Arts Trust, with kind support from the Goldhill Family and the Zabludowicz Collection.
The shortlist have been selected by an influential panel including artist and painter Phoebe Unwin; editor of Art Review, Oliver Basciano; Director of the Zabludowicz Collection Elizabeth Neilson and founder of Launchpad, Sarah Elson.
The eventual winner will be selected from the artists exhibited at the Rum Factory on Wednesday 13 May, winning a £10,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition in the Nunnery Gallery, Bow later in the year.
The shortlisted artists are:
Michael Ajerman, Steven Allan, David Caines, Anna Freeman Bentley, Andrew Hladky, Kate Lyddon, Cathy Lomax, Lee Maelzer, Judith Rooze, Mimei Thompson.
Peter Donaldson, Marie Jacotey
Hannah Brown, Cyrus Shroff, Caroline Walker, Willem Weismann, Emily Wolfe, Vivien Zhang.
Benjamin Doherty, Katrin Maeurich, David Ben White, Josephine Wood.
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