Royal Society of British Artists 2023 | Award Winners

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Royal Society of British Artists

Meet the award winners at the RBA Bicentennial Exhibition - congratulations to all!

The de Laszlo Foundation Prize & The Arts Society Star Student Award

Imogen Hare, Hands in Honey, 42 x 30 cm, RBA Star Student


The de Laszlo Medal for Excellence and £1,500 awarded to an artist aged 35 or under for the best work from life. 

& A prize of £500.

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Whistler Award 2022

A prize of £500. 

Cheryl Culver RBA PPPS, for her contribution to the RBA, Not a Movement Not a Sound

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Cheryl is a landscape painter because the countryside is the place where she feels most at ease. She does feel it is possible to have a spiritual connection with the natural world, and she hopes that her paintings reflect this.

The Artist Magazine Award

The winner will be featured in The Artist.

Lewis Hazelwood-Horner RBA, Pineapple, 66 x 49 cm (73 x 54 cm framed)

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The Dry Red Press Award

The winning work will be published as a greeting card.

Henry Jabbour RBA PS, A Still Moment, 95 x 85 cm

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"I absorb things when I go walking with my dog. I absorb things on my way to my studio which involves a walk through the garden, and when I visit parks or other open spaces. Colour catches my eye all the time and it stirs my emotions in ways that I can never translate into words, but somehow I can translate it into a visual language. The floral elements in my work evolved over time and for me, they are symbolic of the beauty of life, of ageing, the passage of time, and of death. " - Henry Jabbour RBA PS

Frinton Frames Award

£200 of picture framing at Frinton Frames. 

Sarah Spackman RBA ROI, Heatwave Allotment Plums, 25 x 30 cm (37 x 42 cm framed)

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"These were growing on a friend's allotment during the heatwave this year. I just loved the colour of them and took a few back to paint in the studio. I painted them from direct observation and focused on the beauty of the plums and the variety of the colours within them." - Sarah Spackman RBA ROI

The Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award

A prize of £100.

Deni Mansfield, Art Nouveau Vase with Wild Garden Flowers, 25 x 21 cm (27 x 22 cm framed)

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"A deeply moving oil on board impressionism painting of wild garden flowers, painted from still life and imagination. A floral arrangement consisting of Petunias, English Roses, Carnations, Cyclamen Hederifolium, Garden Helichrysum, Garden Verbena, Speciosus and English Lavender. This classic collection of carefully selected colourful flowers, are depicted within an antique Art Nouveau Glass Vase that is full of charm and warm tones, decorated with deep orange red columbine flowers." - Deni Mansfield 

Nathan David Award for Sculpture

A prize of £150.

Katarina Crawford, Exhale, 55 x 40 x 40 cm

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"A psychological portrait about inner strength and vulnerability." - Katarina Crawford

The Ronald Morgan Memorial Award

A prize of £250.

Sarah Harrold, Octavia, 80 x 80 cm

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"Octavia is created using sculpted cardboard mimicking the natural texture and movement of the octopus form. Finished in collage from recycled surf magazine this eco nod refers to the environmental issues that our oceans and marine life face in today's climate. 

Mounted to levitate away from the wall, the octopus grips the canvas like prey and holds a dominant presence in the darkened waters. Glimmers of gold highlight new areas of the body as the natural light shifts during the day, continuously changing the ambience of the piece." - Sarah Harrold

The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize

£250 for draughtsmanship, variety and exploration. 

Ann Dangerfield, Hillside Village, 50 x 52 cm (65 x 67 cm framed)