ARTIQ are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 edition of The Graduate Art Prize.

This year’s shortlisted pieces include Roadkill by Abigail Hammond, a life size cast of the artist that critiques the menopause, and The Act of Dressing and Undressing by Sarah Hazeldene, a fabric sculpture made of 100% biodegradable pre-consumer waste linen. The most prevalent artistic themes defining the pieces this year include femininity, the environment, identity and heritage.

22 artists have been shortlisted by a panel of judges from ARTIQ and sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills. Now in its seventh year, the annual art prize offers much-needed support for artists at the beginning of their careers – open to all final year students on BA and MA degree courses at British art colleges or universities.

The winner and runner up will be decided by public vote, before being announced on November 7th at a private viewing event at Herbert Smith Freehills’s London HQ.

This year’s winner will take home a career-kickstarting prize, including a £2,000 cash prize, a £500 art supplies voucher and a unique mentoring package, offering 10 hours of bespoke support and mentoring. The runner up will receive a £500 art supplies voucher. All shortlisted artists will be offered the opportunity to sign with the leading art consultancy, ARTIQ.

The shortlisted artists are:
Abigail Hammond, Camberwell College of Art
Alice Kelly, Chelsea College of Art
Amy Steel, Slade School of Fine Art
Betty Leung, Camberwell College of Art
Elija Grybyte, University of Brighton
Emma Prempeh, Goldsmiths University
Fiorella Angelini, Slade School of Fine Art
Gluszak Magdalena, Wimbledon College of Art
Hannah Short, Cardiff School of Art & Design
Harriet Taylor, Slade School of Fine Art
Janet Waring Rago, Camberwell College of Art
Jimin Park, Camberwell College of Art
Jione Choi, Slade School of Fine Art
Rebecca Latourette-Connolly, Slade School of Fine Art
Rochelle Ikin, University of Northampton
Sarah Hazeldene, Chelsea College of Art
Selby Hurst Inglefield, Central Saint Martins
Shantel Sibanda, London Metropolitan University
Sofia Sacomani, Camberwell College of Art
Yue Gu, Camberwell College of Art
Lea Dalissier, Royal College of Art
Farnaz Gholami, Slade School of Fine Art

VOTING IS….OPEN! Click here to cast your vote
Voting closes at midnight 31st October 2019.

We wish our shortlist the very best of luck! Keep an eye on our Instagram channel for more. See you on the 7th!