The Marmite Prize for Painting V

The Marmite Prize for Painting V

Marmite Prize for Painting V

Private view: 3rd Jun 2016 6 – 10 pm
Exhibition open: 4th Jun – 1st Jul
Opening times: Thurs – Sat 12 – 6pm

Albane Lamoril / Richard Baker / Sarah Ball / Anthony Banks / Juan Bolivar / Philip Booth / Eleanor Breeze / Hannah Brown / Jo Bruton / Michael Calver / Diane Chappalley / Emma Cousin / Billy Crosby / Chris Daniels / Amanda Doran / Tamara Dubnyckyj / Steven Gee / Max Gomes / John Greenwood / Mandy Hudson / Clare Jarrett / Sooim Jeong / Michael Johnson / Jessie Makinson / Lindsay Mapes / Kathryn Maple / José Batista Marques / Jo McGonigal / Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh / Oliver Mulvihill / Helen O’Leary / Bernadette O’Toole / Selma Parlour / Alison Pilkington / Christiane Pooley / Sheila Rennick / Joan Sugrue / Suzy Willey / Daniel Woolhouse

Block 336 are hosting the fifth edition of the Marmite Prize for Painting which is celebrating its tenth year. For the 2016 exhibition, 39 paintings have been shortlisted. The shortlist was selected by Marcus Cope (Painter, co-founder & curator of the Marmite Prize for Painting), Jane Hayes Greenwood (Artist and Director of Block 336, London, UK), Aoife Ruane (Director of Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland) Daniel Sturgis (Artist, Curator and Course Director in Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, London) and Colin Martin (Artist and School Principal at Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland).

Phillip Allen, Vanessa Jackson RA and Mark O’Kelly will be joining Marmite Prize IV winner Brian Cheeswright on the panel to select the prizewinners. The winner will be announced during the opening of the exhibition at 8pm on Friday 3rd June. The Marmite Prize is unique in that the prizewinner receives an artwork. This year the winner will receive a sculpture made specially and donated by Alison Wilding RA.

This year marks the introduction of a Student Prize. The selected student will win a month long residency at Bon Volks studios in Margate and £500 cash towards travel and expenses. The exhibiting students are also still eligible to win the main prize. Each year the Marmite Prize has been dedicated to an artist admired by the exhibition curators, influencing the exhibition hang in some way. This year Mary Heilmann is the star.

Following the exhibition at Block 336, the prize will tour to Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Ireland 8th July – 10th September. A catalogue has been published by Susak Press to accompany the exhibitions and is available to pre-order.