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:
Michael Angove- Icon Arts Club Award for Best drawing
Harry Borden – Kenny – 20 years of Farming – Naylor Award for Photography
Gillian Hyland – Look Away- Ward Thomas Award for Photography
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
Holly Zandbergen – Emergence – Prudential Award for Best Young Artist
Alex Merriam – Sharlotta – Prudential Young Artist Award
Hannah Murray – Helen – Prudential Young Artist Award
Aleksandra Karpowicz – Let’s Talk About Sex – Ward Thomas Award for Best Portrait
Stevey Scullion – Metamorphoses – Phaethon – Neil and Grace Lawson Baker Award for Best Installation
Reginald Aloysius – KUL – NOA Fine Art for Best Artist
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