Two creative art students from Bath Spa University, Lauren Marsh and Camila Sadler have been selected for The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2012. This prestigious prize is the UK's leading showcase for contemporary figurative and representational painting and sculpture.
Lauren is in her first year of the Creative Arts course at Bath Spa University and Camila is in the third year. All the works selected for the exhibition are sourced through an open competition and it is a remarkable achievement that both Lauren and Camila have been selected in the same year. Their work will be on display as part of the competition exhibition at the Mall Galleries in Central London from 26 September to 13 October 2012. Admission is free.
The winner of The Threadneedle Prize will be awarded £30,000 and three judges will decide on the overall winner. Visitors to the exhibition can also have a say by voting for the £10,000 Visitor's Choice prize. The Prize encourages both experienced and emerging artists to submit fresh and intriguing works that are topical observations of the world today.
The judges of this year's prize are Peter Randall-Page, a UK artist and alumni of the Bath School of Art and Design, Christopher Riopelle, Curator at the National Gallery and Nicholas Usherwood, curator, art critic and features editor of Galleries Magazine.
More information about The Threadneedle Prize 2012 is available here http://www.threadneedleprize.com