Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award
Deadline: September 1
In partnership with Saatchi Gallery
Philippa Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery
Robert Walters, art collector and CEO of Robert Walters Group
Gavin Turk, artist
Michael Forbess, artist
Rosalind Davis, artist
First prize: £10,000
Second prize: £5000
10 Shortlisted artists will have their work exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery for a VIP awards evening.
The winner's work will be shown at the Robert Walters Group head office for a period of 12 months following the award and at an international presentation with UKYA in 2020.
Three unique organisations are collaborating to provide a significant platform and stepping stone for young artists. The new Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award in partnership with Saatchi Gallery will discover and champion exceptional artists who are representative of contemporary Britain.
From an open call across the UK we are seeking to discover 10 outstanding artists whose work demonstrates a strong and original voice, and is of exceptional artistic quality. We're looking for artists who represent the UK's richly diverse population, and embody the experiences of their community. Artists who create bold, unique pieces of art that reveal their own perspectives and experiences and whom represent unique viewpoints and will help start new conversations in the UK art scene.