Prizes from the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2020 were awarded at the Private View held at Mall Galleries on Wednesday 19 February in front of a packed Main Gallery. The exhibition was opened by Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor and author.
The Royal Society of British Artists and Mall Galleries would like to congratulate all prize-winners and give a special thank you to all our prize givers.
Discover all of the prize winners via the links below:
The Prize Winners featured in Part Two include:
The Dry Red Press Award
A single stem, stolen from a neighbour's garden, taken out of its natural environment only to be unceremoniously taped to a wall and painted. A delicacy, transience and beauty captured in what the viewer knows will be its last few moments of life.
The Michael Harding Award (I)
Chris Aggs RBA
The Michael Harding Award (II)
Anthony Yates RBA
The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize
Painted in Oils, this little picture is of my "painting table". I love how the light bounced off the surfaces of mirrors and bottles of turpentine as well as the contrast between light and dark creating interesting shapes. I squinted a lot whilst painting this to saturate the values of light and dark which I hope creates an interesting piece.
The Peter Kelly Commemorative Prize
Painted in the studio in watercolour and some gouache with elements of collage.