Call for entries: Griffin Art Prize 2012

The Griffin Gallery

The Studio Building; 21 Evesham Street

London; W11 4AJ

+44 208 424 3239

Deadline: 31st August 2012

The Griffin Art Prize is an exciting new award for painting and drawing, open to UK based emerging artists, graduated since 2005.

Ten short-listed artists will be included in a showcase exhibition at London’s Griffin Gallery in November 2012. Accompanied by a catalogue, this high-profile group show will be seen by collectors, curators and other art world professionals.

The overall winner will be awarded a six month working residency in The Studio Building, London W.11, to develop an individual exhibition for the Griffin Gallery in September 2013.

A selection panel will choose the shortlist and winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2012. Ian Davenport is an internationally renowned painter, shortlisted for The Turner Prize in 1991. Zavier Ellis is director of the gallery CHARLIE SMITH London. He is co-founder of ‘The Future Can Wait’, a museum scale exhibition of emerging artists organized in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery. Deborah Orr is an award-winning journalist currently writing for the Guardian newspaper. Deborah recently contributed an essay to the catalogue of Sarah Lucas’ major retrospective at the Henry Moore Foundation.

The Griffin Art Prize is supported by leading fine art brands, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, as part of their long term commitment to support new and emerging talent in painting and drawing. As well as the one person show, the winning artist will have a spacious studio to work in, together with a supply of materials from these brands.

Adjacent to the artist-in-residence studio is Innovation & Development, where chemists work to develop and test new fine art products, giving the winning artist access to technical advice and the opportunity to explore the science of art for themselves.

The closing date for the Griffin Art Prize 2012 is 31st August 2012. The entry fee is ₤10 per application. Go to or contact for further details.