Mull artist wins top competition accolade
GRAHAM Bruce Richards from Mull has been selected from almost 2,000 artists across Europe to have his work shown in the 2018 Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today.
The Columbia Threadneedle Prize is Europe’s leading open competition for figurative and representational art and, at £20,000, is one of the most valuable art prizes in the United Kingdom.
The winner is also awarded their own solo exhibition in the Threadneedle Space at Mall Galleries in London (valued at £10,000).
The 2018 winner will be announced on January 30. Visitors to the London exhibition will also decide the Visitors’ Choice Award, worth an additional £10,000.
Votes can be cast for Graham in the Visitors’ Choice Award when visiting the exhibition at Mall Galleries between January 31 and February 17.
Graham was one of 96 artists who had their work selected from more than 4,000 entries viewed by the panel of selectors Jennifer McRae, portrait artist; Pippa Stockdale, managing director, Fine Art Society; Helen Pheby, senior curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Lewis McNaught (panel chairman), and director of Mall Galleries.
Graham Bruce Richards with his painting Child’s Play (girl in pink dress), which has been selected for the exhibition.