Thursday, 26 April 2012

ANTHOLOGY | Open Call £2000 Cash Prize, £500 Winsor & Newton Materials +more




·       £2,000 cash
·       £500 worth of Winsor & Newton artists’ materials
·       Lifetime membership with (All Anthology applicants get 25% off first year’s   membership)
·       Winner announcement with (42,000+ subscribers)
·       A feature in WelcometoCOMPANY’s newsletter (70,000+ subscribers
       Ten finalists will be exhibited at CHARLIE SMITH london

JURY: Mark Clannachan, Zavier Ellis, Hélène Guérin, Sue Hubbard, Simon Rumley & Ben Street

DEADLINE: May 31st 2012


A £10 + VAT processing fee
Completed application form
6 jpegs at no more than 1MB each or 6 video links
A short artist's statement
An artist's CV / biography
All works presented must be for sale
The application deadline is May 31st 2012



The inaugural Anthology exhibition was won by Tom Ormond in 2011. Ormond had previously exhibited internationally including at Alison Jacques Gallery and The Serpentine and as a direct result of winning Anthology went on to be curated into Channel 4 & Saatchi’s New Sensations and The Future Can Wait, as well as being placed in leading private collections in London and Los Angeles by CHARLIE SMITH london. Every finalist in the Anthology show sold works during the exhibition, and others who did not reach the final have been curated into exhibitions by jury members as a direct result of their application. The other finalists were Jake Clark, Emma Critchley, Harold de Bree, Andy Harper, Alex Hudson, Enzo Marra, Steven Morgana, Suzanne Moxhay and Michelle Sank.

The Anthology jury members will be changed every year so that artists who have previously applied will continue to be assessed by different individuals and thereby have renewed opportunities to be selected.

Artists at all stages in their careers and working in any medium are invited to apply.


Mark Clannachan is a retired partner of one of the UK’s largest hedge fund companies. Mark is a philanthropic supporter of contemporary art and emerging artists in particular. His collection consists of all mediums including painting, photography, video, installation and sculpture.

Zavier Ellis is the Director of CHARLIE SMITH london. He is also co-founder of the museum scale show for emerging artists The Future Can Wait, which last year was organised in partnership with The Saatchi Gallery. Zavier has curated exhibitions internationally including in Berlin, Helsinki, Klaipeda, London, Los Angeles, Naples and Rome; and has placed work in notable private collections globally including The Saatchi Gallery, Javier Baz, Peter Nobel, Jean Pigozzi, David Roberts and Thomas Rusche. Known as an acute talent spotter Zavier has identified and exhibited a number of important young artists directly from Art College including David Blandy, Oliver Clegg, Tessa Farmer, Sam Jackson, Monica Ursina Jäger, Annie Kevans, Nika Neelova and Douglas White. Zavier also collects and is a practicing artist and has most recently exhibited at Paul Stolper Gallery in London and Museum der Moderne in Salzburg.

Hélène Guérin is a London based French collector whose collection features numerous globally recognised artists including the YBA’s. Hélène is highly dedicated to supporting emerging artists and is keen to engage with the life of the artist as well as the work itself. Hélène was previously a Lawyer at the Paris Bar and practiced in both Paris and London, representing eminent private and corporate clients throughout her career. She is now committed to supporting the arts and managing her property portfolio.

Sue Hubbard is an award-winning poet, fiction writer and freelance art critic. Sue curated the travelling Arts Council funded exhibition Chora with the artist Simon Morley and has written regularly for Time Out, The Independent on Sunday, The Independent and The New Statesman, as well as art magazines such as Contemporary, Art Review and Apollo. Sue now writes a regular blog for the American cultural site and is the London correspondent for Los Angeles contemporary art magazine Artillery. Twice winner of the London Writers Competition and the Poetry Society's only ever Public Art Poet, Sue was also responsible for London's most well-known public art poem at Waterloo. She has published three books of poetry: Everything Begins with the Skin (Enitharmon), Ghost Station (Salt), and The Idea of Islands (Occasional Press); a collection of short stories, Rothko's Red (Salt); a novel, Depth of Field (Dewi Lewis); and a compendium of art essays, Adventures in Art (Other Criteria). Sue’s new novel Girl in White, for which she received a major arts council award, is due out later this year from Cinnamon Press. Her poems have also appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines.

Simon Rumley is one of the UKs leading independent film directors whose fifth feature film, the award winning Texan psychological drama, Red White & Blue was released last autumn. His next film was shot in Suriname for The ABCs of Death, a 26 part horror anthology celebrating death in all its various guises. Rumley has also been collecting and curating London based emerging artists for the last decade. As well as curating and promoting shows in Berlin, Los Angeles, Naples, New York and Rome, he is co-founder of the annual London based emerging contemporary artist showcase The Future Can Wait, which has shown artists as diverse as Stella Vine, James Jessop, Tessa Farmer and Alex Hoda.

Ben Street is a freelance lecturer, writer and curator who has worked as a lecturer and educator for the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and currently works for the National Gallery and runs courses in contemporary art for the Saatchi Gallery. Ben has written catalogue essays for museums and galleries in Antwerp, Dublin and Vienna, and reviews and articles for Art Review, Ars, Art:21, Saatchi Online and Triple Canopy, all of which are collated on his blog at Ben is the co-founder of the independent Sluice Art Fair, which launched in October 2011, showcasing artist-run and emerging galleries in a central London location.

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