NOA: 21 October to 1 November at the Royal College of Art

NOA: The National Open Art Competition, 21 October- 1 November

In the beginning of 2015 LoVArts begun collaboration with the NOA’ team and became the Ambassador who helped spreading the word about the competition. Therefor, it was a great pleasure to join the opening of the NOA’s exhibition on 21st October at the Royal College of Art.
This amazing event begun with a speech by BBC art critic Will Gompertz who has shown once again not only his sophisticated knowledge about art, but also a great sense of humour. His speech was followed by NOA’s Partron, Ronnie Wood. Shortly after, the most exciting part took place: the Awards announcement!

Ronnie Wood- Patron for NOA

133 artists from all around the UK have been selected by judges to present their work at NOA’s winter Exhibition at The Royal College of Art, from 21st October to 1st November.
The finalists were competing for a range of prizes totaling more than £60.000. The winners’ works will be exhibited at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester in December.
The Winners announced that day:
Angove Michael - Icon - 3589_14013

Michael Angove- Icon Arts Club Award for Best drawing

Borden Harry - Kenny - 20 Years of Farming - 3283_15455

Harry Borden – Kenny – 20 years of Farming  –  Naylor Award for Photography

Hyland Gillian - Look Away - 5394_12831

Gillian Hyland – Look Away- Ward Thomas Award for Photography

Jones Isla - We Three - 5848_13704

Isla Jones – We Three Towry – Award for Young Photographer


Michael James Wright-Love Fool – Emerging Artist Award


Adrienne Blake – Egg Box – Ward Thomas Award for Fine art

Zandbergen Holly - Emergence - 6929_14129

Holly Zandbergen – Emergence – Prudential Award for Best Young Artist

Merriam Alex - Sharlotta - 3939_15884

Alex Merriam – Sharlotta – Prudential Young Artist Award

Murray Hannah - Helen - 4743_14490

Hannah Murray – Helen –    Prudential Young Artist Award

Karpowicz Aleksandra - Let's Talk About Sex - 4807_14676

Aleksandra Karpowicz – Let’s Talk About Sex – Ward Thomas Award for Best Portrait

Scullion Stevey - Metamorphoses - Phaethon - 6786_14096

Stevey Scullion – Metamorphoses – Phaethon – Neil and Grace Lawson Baker Award for Best Installation

Reginald Aloysius - KUL - NOA Fine Art for Best Artist

Reginald Aloysius – KUL – NOA Fine Art for Best Artist


Gilbert Chris - Oaxaca Serenade - 1841_12904

Chris Gilbert – Oaxaca Serenade –  The Abi Slade Award for Best Print Etching



To see more work exhibited at the show, please visit NOA’s website.


NOA Exhibition is open daily 10am-6pm, on Sunday 11am-4pm, until 1 November.

Royal Collage of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. The closest station: South Kensington.


Author: Elizabeth Covello


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