The works for exhibition were
shortlisted by The Marmite Prize
for Painting curators Marcus Cope and Stephanie Moran and a
representative from each of the galleries on the exhibition tour:
Marie Holland, Central Art Gallery
Jenny Brownrigg, Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art
Benet Spencer, Ruskin Gallery
Hannah Jones, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
Andrew Bick, Tannery Arts
Following the initial shortlisting of works for exhibition the works were judged by:
||Iain Andrews is a Manchester based painter and Art Psychotherapist who has exhibited nationally and internationally since graduating in 2000. He won the Marmite Prize for Painting, the regional award in the National Art Open and was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2011. His works are based around the narratives of Folk Tales and Faery Stories.|
Iain Andrews, The Temptation of St.Anthony (after Flaubert)
250 x 200 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2011
||Marta Marcé is
a painter who studied an MA at the Royal College of Art
(1998-2000). She has been showing her work internationally as well as
in the UK. Her work can be seen regularly at Riflemaker gallery in
London and the Moriarty gallery in Madrid. She has also completed
public commissions for the Government Art Collection and Vital Arts.
In 2008 she was awarded an Abbey Fellowship at the British School at Rome. In 2007 she was the artist in residence at Camden Arts Centre. In 2001 she was nominated for the Jerwood Painting Prize, that year she also had a two-person show with Sigmar Polke at Milton Keynes Gallery. Her work was selected by New Contemporaries 2000.
Marta Marce, ERROR from Iki (series)
140 x 225 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2011
||In her images Dawn Mellor (born in Manchester, lives and works in London) deconstructs the interactive structure of the cult of celebrity – which appears in our culture to have been elected as a substitute for religion – by means of black humour fabricating a relationship between star and his/her believer, the fan. In so doing the artist herself frequently takes the role of an obsessed follower. Through a frequently self-chosen “painterly” role Mellor destroys the moral codes communicated through mass entertainment vouching for a deliberated immorality. Whereby in the face of the obsessive image worlds the question is also continually asked about the actual standardised taste of the observer and its verification. Mellor’s painting style is simultaneously fed by surrealism, the colourfulness of Pop Art and the intentional bad taste of a Joe Coleman.|
Dawn Mellor, Kristen Scott Thomas from Vile Affections series
91 x 91 cm, Oil on canvas, 2009
lives and works in London and Andalucia. He studied at
Norwich School of Art, The Royal College of Art and The Rijksakademie,
Amsterdam. In 2001 he was resident at The British School at Rome.
He has exhibited at Alison Jacques Gallery, The Approach, Junge Kunst Wolfsburg, The Stedilijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Kunst Im Tunnel Düsseldorf and the Frankfurter Kunstverein. In 2001 he was the first prize winner of 'Beck's Futures 2' at the ICA, London, which toured the UK.
Tim Stoner, Caribbean
203.5 x 244 cm, Oil on linen, 2011