Threadneedle Prize reveals 2010 shortlist
26th July 2010
The shortlist for the GBP 25,000 Threadneedle Prize 2010 has
Seven works of art have been selected from more than 2,100
entries by a judging panel consisting of National Gallery assistant
Xavier Bray, Royal College of Art professor of painting David
Rayson and sculptor Michael
Oil painting Clee Hill 2009 by Boyd and
Patricia Cain's pastel Building the Riverside Museum
and acrylic painting Road Side by Paul Cummings are among
the shortlisted works.
Thomas Doran's oil on wood Car Boot Closing, The
Horrors of Tek 33 painting by James Jessop, Stuart McCaffer's
mixed media project Den and the oil-based Frame,
figure, frame, figure by Caroline Walker are the remaining
pieces in the running for the accolade.
Explaining the process behind choosing the shortlist, the panel
said: 'The emphasis for this year's prize is on producing a
visually coherent exhibition from a collection of outstanding
contemporary figurative paintings and sculptures.'
Last year, 36-year-old artist Sheila Wallis won the Threadneedle
Prize for her Self-portrait, which was lauded by the
judges for being 'unusual, delicate and sensitive'.