31 May 2014 to 27 Jun 2014


Ten finalists will be exhibited at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON

£2,000 cash for one winner


Zavier Ellis, Hélène Guérin, Justin Hammond, Marcus Harvey, Jessica Lack

DEADLINE June 27 th  2014


A £10 + £2 VAT processing fee

Completed application form

6 jpegs at no more than 500kb each or 6 video links

A short artist's statement

An artist's CV / biography

All works presented must be for sale

The application deadline is midnight June 27th 2014



Zavier Ellis is Director of Shoreditch gallery CHARLIE SMITH LONDON. He is also co-founder of the museum scale show for emerging artists THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, which for the last three years was organised in partnership with Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations. He has curated exhibitions internationally including in Berlin, Helsinki, Klaipeda, London, Los Angeles, Naples and Rome; and has placed work in notable private collections globally including the Saatchi Gallery, Javier Baz, Peter Nobel, Jean Pigozzi, David Roberts and Thomas Rusche. Known as an acute talent spotter Zavier has identified and exhibited a number of important young artists directly from art college including David Blandy, Oliver Clegg, Tessa Farmer, Sam Jackson, Monica Ursina Jäger, Nika Neelova and Douglas White. Zavier also collects and is a practicing artist and has most recently exhibited at Paul Stolper Gallery in London and Museum der Moderne in Salzburg.

Hélène Guérin is a London based French collector whose collection features numerous globally recognised artists including the YBA’s. Hélène is highly dedicated to supporting emerging artists and is keen to engage with the life of the artist as well as the work itself. Hélène was previously a Lawyer at the Paris Bar and practiced in both Paris and London, representing eminent private and corporate clients throughout her career.She is now committed to supporting the arts and managing her property portfolio.

Justin Hammond is an independent curator, publisher and art dealer. In 2007 he devised the Catlin Art Prize, an annual showcase for the most talented new artists in the UK and later went on to compile The Catlin Guide, now recognised as an essential reference for collectors of contemporary art. In 2010 he published An Unspoken Arrangement to coincide with Alex Ball’s debut solo exhibition, and co-curated Mike Ballard's controversial Whose Coat is that Jacket You’re Wearing?, held in a disused tailor’s shop during Frieze. He continues to promote emerging artists – both in the UK and internationally – and is currently researching The Catlin Guide 2015.

Marcus Harvey is a painter and sculptor associated with the YBA group of artists who came to prominence in the 1990’s and is best known for his iconic work Myra, which provoked huge controversy when exhibited in Sensation  at the Royal Academy in 1997. He has continued to explore themes of British identity through heavily manipulated controversial iconography. He is the co-founder of Turps Banana painting magazine and art school.

Jessica Lack is a freelance arts writer who contributes to various art magazines and newspapers. She recently scripted the critically acclaimed short film series Unlock Art featuring Peter Capaldi, Frank Skinner and Jemima Kirke. She is currently updating her book Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms for Tate Publishing, and is a contributing editor at Culture and Conflict, an organisation working with artists operating in conflict and post-conflict countries. She is a trustee of Wysing Arts Centre.


The Anthology jury members change every year, ensuring artists who have previously applied will continue to be assessed by different individuals and thereby have renewed opportunities to be selected. The inaugural Anthology exhibition was won by Tom Ormond in 2011. Ormond had previously exhibited internationally including at Alison Jacques Gallery and The Serpentine and as a direct result of winning Anthology went on to be curated into Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, as well as being placed in leading private collections in London and Los Angeles by CHARLIE SMITH LONDON. Every finalist in the Anthology show sold works during the exhibition, and others who did not reach the final have been curated into exhibitions by jury members as a direct result of their application. The other finalists were Jake Clark, Emma Critchley, Harold de Bree, Andy Harper, Alex Hudson, Enzo Marra, Steven Morgana, Suzanne Moxhay and Michelle Sank.The 2012 edition was won by French artist Eric Manigaud. Six large scale works were placed in the Saatchi Gallery collection from the Anthology exhibition, which went on to be showed in the Saatchi gallery exhibition Paper. Manigaud has also become a represented gallery artist; had a sell-out debut London one person show at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON; and was exhibited at Volta Basel 2013. The other finalists were Jocelyn Allen, Hugo Bruce, Tom Butler, Adam Dix, Richard Ducker, Mauro Espindola, Jamie Lau, Richard Stone & Ben Walker, several of whom went on to be curated into Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT where they all sold work. In 2013 Tom Butler became a CHARLIE SMITH LONDON gallery artist.In 2013 video artist Robert Crosse won Anthology. The other finalists were Shane Bradford, Carly Glovinski, Sarah Jane Hender, Ian Larson, Angela Lizon, Nigel Massey, Sikelela Owen, Arshak Sarkissian & Lexi Strauss.

Artists at all stages in their careers and working in any medium are invited to apply.

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