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My shortlisted artwork in the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2016

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2016 - shortlist announced

International law firm Ashurst and Oaktree & Tiger Gallery are pleased to announce the 25 artists shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2016.

Chosen out of more than 1,890 artworks entered by over 740 artists, the shortlist includes artists from Europe, Iran, China, India, South Africa, North, Central and South America who are working across sculpture, digital, painting, photography and other art forms.

Conrad Carvalho, Panel Chairman and Gallery Director at Oaktree & Tiger, added:

"We are excited that the prize is three times bigger. Plus it is reaching a much larger audience, which is successfully putting participating artists in front of art professionals who are looking for the best artists for their projects. The high quality and quantity of the entries has made the process much harder as every artwork must be looked at by each judge, but we now have an excellent shortlist of artists and they will be exhibited until July."

Rosa Sepple RI, Director at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and member of the judging panel, said:

"It was an honour to be invited to help judge the hugely successful Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize. I regularly sit on selection panels and this Prize is particularly interesting. Looking closely at every entry we meet to discuss the works to choose those who we think show the most potential. The presentation to us is exceptional and we get to see so many fabulous works of art. This competition, I am sure, will be the stepping stone into the often difficult, art world."

Judge Dr David Bellingham, MA Art Business Programme Director at Sotheby’s Institute, added:

"The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is in its second year and the entries continue to astound me with the amount of unexposed creative and technical talent out there. The Prize succeeds in bringing the best of these into the public gaze."

For further details of the Prize, please visit

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