Griffin Art Prize 2017 Longlist Announced

Griffin Gallery is pleased to announce the longlist for the 2017 Griffin Art Prize and exhibition. Out of 350 entries twenty artists have been longlisted and will take part in the prize exhibition from 2nd November to 15th December 2017.  The winner will be announced on 1st November.

The judges for this year’s edition are artist Ansel Krut, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, Elephant magazine editor Robert Shore.

You can see the longlisted artists’ work on

The judges will announce the twelve shortlist artists on Friday 29th September. The winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2017 will be announced at the private view of the shortlist exhibition in Griffin Gallery on 1st November 2017.

The longlisted artists are:

Cristina Banban
Sooyoung Chung
Oliver Durcan
Oli Epp
Jadé Fadojutimi
Max Gimson
Jeanette Gunnarsson
Kate Kelly
Jonathan Kelly
Hun Kyukim
Anna Liber Lewis
Georgina Lowbridge
Alvin Ong
Jinyong Park
Noor Qayyum
Maia Regis
Agathe Reille
Rania Schoretsaniti
Jamie Scott-Dyson
Christopher Simpson

New for 2017 one outstanding candidate will benefit from the Griffin Art Prize at their location of choice within the UK. The winner will receive:

  • A cash stipend of £5000
  • £2000 of studio rent
  • Materials of choice from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris up to value £3000
  • A showcase of new work at the Griffin Art Prize shortlist exhibition at Griffin Gallery in November 2018
  • A professional support programme including; mentoring from an arts professional, technical advice from chemists in the Innovation & Development laboratory, studio visits from head curator Becca Pelly-Fry and the Griffin Gallery team.

Previous Winners

2016     Ana Milenkovic
2015     Zsofia Schweger
2014     Chudamani Clowes
2013     Luke George and Elizabeth Rose
2012     Alzbeta Jaresova

The Griffin Art Prize is supported by leading fine art materials brands, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris as part of their long-term commitment to support new and emerging talent in painting and drawing.

Photo credit: Elephant Head with monkeys by Chudamani Clowes, 2014

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