The 2017 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize

Opportunity Closing Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:00

Entries for the 2017 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize are now open.

Celebrating contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture, the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize offers a unique opportunity for new and established artists alike to compete for a £10,000 prize, and the chance for their work to be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection. 2017 will be the fourth edition of the biennial Prize, and the fourth exhibition of the 120 long-listed works at Kings Place.

All artists working or living in the UK and Ireland, of any age, are eligible to enter their self-portrait into the Prize. Works must be a self-portrait of the artist, but this may be alone or as part of a group, from life, from memory, from a photograph, figurative or abstract.

The deadline for entries is 12th April 2017.

The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection was the life-long project of Ruth Borchard (1910-2000), an extraordinary patron of artists. Towards the end of her life, Ruth realised that her collection would be of interest to the world at large. 

The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize is intended to reflect and celebrate the traditions which inform the Borchard Collection by encouraging the development of self-portraiture in British art into the twenty-first century.



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