rise art prize 2019 launching soon

watch this space… 

The hunt continues for exciting contemporary artists around the globe, with the second edition of the Rise Art Prize. Keep an eye out for further announcements.


rise art prize winners announced

the final judges have had their say  

On Thursday 8th February the Rise Art Prize exhibition kicked off with a bang (and many a Patron Tequila cocktail). We're excited to announce the winners of our title prizes and category awards.

Find out who they are on the blog.

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our people's choice award is now closed 

The winner will be announced at our Awards night on the 8th Feb. You can find out more about the Awards and Exhibition here.


rise art prize exhibition venue revealed

house of vans is set to host our finalist exhibition

It's official. We'll be holding our Rise Art Prize exhibition at House of Vans over the month of February 2018. HoV is a multi-purpose space set in the tunnels under Waterloo Station. Let's face it, it doesn't get much cooler than that. Our Global judges will review the finalists' artwork in person and the winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on 8th February. The exhibition will be open to the public between Thursday and Sunday from the 2nd weekend of the month. 


2018 rise art prize finalists announced

Who's going head to head for the £10,000 cash prize?

Head over to the Finalists page to see who will be exhibiting at our Rise Art Prize show at House of Vans in February. These artists will have their work reviewed by our global judging panel, which features renowned artists David Bailey, Fiona Banner, Richard Wilson and Gavin Turk.


fiona banner to judge rise art prize finalists

turner prize nominee fiona banner joins the global panel

Fiona Banner's work centres on the problems and possibilities of language, both written and metaphorical. In 2011, Fiona installed two fighter jets, a Harrier and a Jaguar, in Tate Britain’s neo-classical Duveen galleries. The following year she worked with ArtAngel and David Kohn architects to realise the Roi des Belges, a one-bedroom building based on the boat that Conrad captained up the Congo in 1890, a journey echoed in his most famous work Heart of Darkness. The artist enjoyed her first survey exhibition in 2015/16.


Ben eine joins the rise art prize panel

street artist ben eine will be judging our finalists

Ben Eine is an urban artist based in the UK whose distinctive typography-style murals can be found dotted throughout London and in numerous European capitals. His work is so popular that David Cameron gifted Barack Obama one of his paintings back in 2010. 

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harland miller joins the rise art prize panel

artist and author harland miller will be judging our finalists

Harland Miller, best known for his large-scale canvases of Penguin Book covers, has joined the ranks of the Rise Art Prize. Harland will be one of the global judges who reviews the finalists' artwork at our London exhibition.

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hush to judge rise art prize street art category

urban artist hush will be choosing our best street artists

Hush knows a thing or two about Street Art. The artist is known for his Japanese-style murals and canvases, which he has exhibited internationally at sellout shows in the US, the UK, Japan and Australia.


Evening standard interview with YBA gavin turk

'I dread to think what being a young artist must be like now'

Gavin Turk reflects on his days as a YBA, his role as a Rise Art Prize judge, and the challenges of being a young artist today.

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Country & Town House spotlights 10 rise art Prize artists to watch

'see the top 10 artists from the Rise Art Prize to keep an eye on… '

Grace Walker gives Country & Town House readers the lowdown on 10 Rise Art Prize applicants to keep an eye on in the coming months.

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On the blog: 5 Global artists to watch

Who's caught our eye so far?

We take a look at Rise Art Prize applicants from each of the 5 regions who have stood out in the 1,500 submissions we've had so far.

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on the blog: Q&A with neo maditla 

5 questions with the editor in chief of design indaba online

Neo Maditla runs, South Africa's leading design and creativity platform. She's a seasoned writer and a pioneer of African art. We just had to have her on our Middle East & Africa panel for the Prize.

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on the blog: Q&A with nicole gordon

5 questions with the founder of art is my oxygen

Art is in Nicole Gordon's DNA: her mother is an artist and Nicole herself has a degree in Sculpture. She has to be one of the spunkiest characters on our Rise Art Prize judging panel. Find out why art is Nicole's oxygen.

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on the blog: Q&A with marine tanguy

5 questions with the director of MTArt

Marine Tanguy runs MTArt, the world's first artist agency. She's an innovator in the field of contemporary art as well as an accomplished writer and speaker. Meet one of our most exciting Rise Art Prize judges for Europe.

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on the blog: 5 star rise art prize judges

introducing 5 of our global judges leading the rise art prize

Renowned artists, acclaimed editors, and international curators. Our global judging panel features them all. Meet Gavin Turk, Beatrice Hodgkin, Holly Fraser, Richard Wilson and Fatos Ustek.

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