Ilona Szalay’s ‘Lesson’ Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize


25 September – 12 October 2013

Ilona Szalay’s ‘Lesson’ (shown above) which was featured as an Art Circus Spotlight in May, has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Threadneedle prize.

The Threadneedle Prize now in its sixth year, showcases figurative and representational painting and sculpture for artists working in the UK and Continental Europe. All works in the competition are sourced through an open submission. The Prize exists to encourage debate about the role of figurative art in the contemporary art scene. This years exhibition will include 111 paintings, sculptures and installations by 95 artist. See some of the highlights. 


Mandy Payne ‘Failed Utopia’ Aerosol on concrete, 32 x 47 cm


Nicola Bealing ‘Plague season’ Oil on canvas, 121 x 121 cm


Harriet White ‘Goldmine’ Oil on canvas, 86 x 152 cm


Mi-Young Choi ‘Enlightenment’ Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm


Lucy Thallon ‘Undergrowth’ Oil on canvas, 100 x 144 cm