Parade Presents: Art Prize
Exhibition: Wednesday 1st July
Parade is a pop-up exhibitions programme set up by Benjamin Lebus and Milo Astaire in 2013, which provides a platform for talented young British artists.
Since its inception, Parade has staged two highly successful exhibitions, showcasing work from some of the country’s most cutting-edge young artists. Expanding their repertoire even further, Parade’s third project is an art prize.
Open to anyone under the age of 25, the Parade Presents: Art Prize received an overwhelming 450 applications. The applicants were judged by a panel of distinguished leading art world figures, including fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, art curator and Founder of Paddle 8, Hikari Yokoyama, Head of Contemporary Art Day Sale at Philips, Henry Highley and Founder of Narcissus Arts, Nick Campbell, who identified 23 artists as exciting, original and relevant. The selected artists will be shown in the highly anticipated one-night exhibition next month.
One of the selected artists is Made in Arts London artist Aphra Lupita, Aphra’s work is informed by an on-going investigation into the relationship between art and design, and the festival of Britain initiative of bringing Sculpture into the domestic setting. She challenges how design objects could be displayed in a gallery setting, and how the boundaries between fine are and design can be merged without a definite need to label the outcomes. The work contrasts industrial imagery alongside a fascination with post-war interior design, taking inspiration from bright colour combinations and heavy metal forms.
The Art Prize Final will be held on Wednesday the 1st July in the illustrious Londonewcastle Project Space, in Shoreditch. It will be an introduction to a selection of the most promising young artists in the UK, and a pivotal event for collectors of emerging art. The evening will conclude with the announcement of the winner of the £1000 grand prize generously donated by Orlebar Brown.
Alongside the exhibition, there will be a series of live musical performances and tastings from some of London’s most exciting food and drinks projects, which will ensure the attendance of an eclectic, creative and current London crowd.
The artists who will be exhibited are as follows: Adam Fenton, Alice Jacobs, Alice Lazarus, Ao Jing, Aphra Lupita, Austin Chaston, Christabel MacGreevy, Eva Goldwyn-Simpkins, Hannah Clarkson, Harry Hurlock, Jamie Shaw, Jesse Rivers, Josef Zachary Jackson, Julius Roberts, Lia Chiarin, Livvy Turner, Michael Cox, Oliver Bass, Pip Marshall, Raphael Giannesini, Rosanna Reed, Sam Creasey, Tabitha Tohill-Reid.