ARTIQ are delighted to announce a partnership with the UK’s largest art materials supplier, GreatArt for The Graduate Art Prize. The leading supplier will come onboard as a sponsor for this year’s prize, generously offering two £500 art supplies voucher for both the winner and the runner up.

GreatArt are the supplier of choice for over 100,000 artists across the UK with over 60,000 products available online and a 8,500 square foot shop in Shoreditch. In-store services include custom framing, canvas by the metre and ‘Click and Collect’ as well as providing products from leading brands. The Shoreditch flagship store also hosts free demonstrations, and workshops for a range of techniques.

As well as working hard to provide the widest range of products for the best price, GreatArt is passionate about supporting art within local communities and helping to provide opportunities for artists of all ages and abilities. Over the years, GreatArt has offered help to hundreds of art societies, schools and colleges.

Founded in 2013 by ARTIQ and co-sponsors Herbert Smith Freehills, The Graduate Art Prize, continues to grow in reach and status, receiving submissions from colleges and universities from every corner of the UK. The prize is open to all final year students on BA and MA degree courses at British art colleges or universities.

This year’s prize has seen hundreds of entries whittled down to just 22 artists, shortlisted by a panel of judges and featuring a selection of outstanding works across painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, collage, textiles and more. 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.

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.

To vote for your The Graduate Art Prize 2019 winner please click here
Voting closes at midnight 31st October 2019