MaxMara Art Prize for Women

Too late, they have already drawn up the shortlist.
Of the 5 artists on the list guess how many don’t live in London.

The Observer headline ‘The new art elite: young, gifted, female ‘ should read
‘The new art elite: young, gifted, female – and London-based’

Judges of the inaugural MaxMara art prize for women have shortlisted five young female artists who stand to win a six-month residency in Italy worth several thousand pounds. They are the painter Anj Smith, photographer Anne Hardy, watercolourist Donna Huddleston, sculptor Rachel Kneebone and film-maker Margaret Salmon….

Link to Observer

UPDATE: F lemare comments that they are not all London-based, it was an Observer error. Apologies for that, I did try to double check by searching for details from other news sources and have just tried again now but can’t find much. Even the Whitechapel gallery which is organising it hasn’t updated their website with the shortlist.


  1. The papers did say they are all based in there one that isnt?.phew this is hard work isnt it? I mean are we living in 2005 or are we still really in the cave era? The whole point of setting something like this up is to give us a chance at winning something because we’re still not really allowed to win the Turner Prize or at least a slim chance say less than 10% chance? Not surprising given the shortlist is usually at least three quarters male. It is step in the right direction if it isnt patronising, makes us more visible but really all of us not just LondonCentric..


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