Current Prize > The Marmite Prize for Painting V (2016)

The Marmite Prize for Painting V is dedicated to artist Mary Heilmann

Installation view, Marmite Prize for Painting V, Highlanes, 2016
Installation view, Marmite Prize for Painting V, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland, 2016
Photo: Eugene Langan

Installation view, Block 336
Installation view, Marmite Prize for Painting V, Block 336, London, UK, 2016
Photo: Benjamin Deakin

The Locations:

Highlanes Gallery
, Drogheda, Ireland

8 July - 10 September 2016

Artists' Talk: Saturday 9th July at 11am
Led by artist and Marmite co-founder Marcus Cope and featuring a number of exhibiting artists, including Emma Cousin, Alison Pilkington, Joan Sugrue and Steven Gee and Clare Jarrett.

Opening hours Monday to Saturday: 10:30am - 5:00pm, Closed Sunday

Highlanes Gallery,
Laurence Street,
County Louth,

The exhibition opened on 3 June at Block 336, London in June where the winners were announced.

Block 336, London, UK
4 June - 1 July 2016

Artists' Talk : Saturday 18th June
Talks with Marmite Prize Winner Jessie Makinson, Student Prize winner Anthony Banks and Runner-Up Sheila Rennick. Following this Marcus Cope, co-founder of the Marmite Prize for Painting will discuss his motivations behind setting up the open call painting prize.

Opening hours Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6pm

Block 336
336 Brixton Road

The Prize Winners:

Jessie Makinson
Jessie Makinson, So Handy, 2016
Oil and pigment on canvas, 200 x 165cm

Winner: Jessie Makinson
Runners-up: Emma Cousin, Sheila Rennick
Student Prize Winner: Anthony Banks

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The Exhibiting Artists:

Albane Lamoril, Richard Baker, Sarah Ball, Anthony Banks, Juan Bolivar, Philip Booth, Eleanor Breeze,  Hannah Brown, Jo Bruton, Michael Calver, Diane Chappalley, Emma Cousin, Billy Crosby, Chris Daniels, Amanda Doran, Tamara Dubnyckyj, Steven Gee, Max Gomes, John Greenwood, Mandy Hudson, Clare Jarrett, Sooim Jeong, Michael Johnson, Jessie Makinson, Lindsay Mapes, Kathryn Maple, José Batista Marques, Jo McGonigal, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Oliver Mulvihill, Helen O'Leary, Bernadette O’Toole, Selma Parlour, Alison Pilkington, Christiane Pooley, Sheila Rennick, Joan Sugrue, Suzy Willey, Daniel Woolhouse

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The Selectors & Judges:

Marcus Cope, Painter, Co-founder & Curator of the Marmite Prize for Painting.
Aoife Ruane, Director, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.
Jane Hayes Greenwood, Artist & Director, Block 336, London, UK.
Daniel Sturgis, Artist, Curator & Course Director in Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, London.
Colin Martin, Artist & School Principal, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

Phillip Allen (UK)
Brian Cheeswright (UK)
Vanessa Jackson RA (UK)
Mark O'Kelly (IRELAND)

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The Prize:

The Marmite Prize for Painting V winner Jessie Makinson wins Retread (2016) (pictured below), a specially commissioned marmite artwork, made and very kindly donated by artist Alison Wilding RA

Alison Wilding

Alison Wilding RA, Re-Tread (2016)
Tin and Mahogany

The Marmite Prize for Painting V student prize winner is Anthony Banks. Anthony wins a 4 week residency at Bon Volks, Margate UK, including free accomodation and a £500 fee towards travel and expenses.

Bon Volks, Margate
Bon  Volks, Margate

Runners-up Emma Cousin & Sheila Rennick got a pat on the back!