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Call to artists ArtWorks Open Prize Show, Barbican Arts Group Trust


Submissions now open for Barbican Arts Group Trust’s ArtWorks Open 2020 prize show selected by Alex & Schady Michelle Williams Gamaker. There are several prizes on offer for selected exhibiting artists including, £1,000 cash and solo show, £500 cash and solo show, two 6-week residencies and the £200 A.P. Fitzpatrick materials prize.

Alex Schady has a broad interdisciplinary practice that includes drawing, video, sculpture and performance. His recent work considers the relationship between sculpture and video and how seemingly incompatible media might coexist. He is programme leader in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and co-founder of Five Years Gallery, an artist-run space that establishes a direct relationship between programming, curation and practice.

Michelle Williams Gamaker was a selctor for 2020 John Moores Painting Prize.  She is also shortlisted for Film London’s Jarman Award 2020.

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