DETAILS OF CHAIYA ART AWARDS - Where is God in our 21st Century World? EXHIBITION

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prize money

Top prize: The Chaiya Art Award £10,000
Second prize: The Addison Award £3,000
Third prize of £1,000
Public voted prize £1000
Online public vote £500




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Ghislaine Howard

Ghislaine is best known for her ability to create compelling images that relate to shared human experience, from the moment of birth to the moment of death. She has produced large scale public commissions such as The Stations of the Cross / The Captive Figure that has toured cathedrals since its creation in 2000. Her small daily paintings, relating to news media imagery have been widely exhibited at venues including Imperial War Museum North and Manchester Art Gallery. In 2013, her drawing, Pregnant Self Portrait was  the centre piece of the British Museum exhibition, Ice Age Art: The Arrival  of the Modern Mind. She is currently working on a sequence of large paintings dedicated to the Seven Acts of Mercy.

Mark Dean

Mark was a Fine Art lecturer at Goldsmiths College before moving to the University of the Arts London, based at Central Saint Martins among others as an Anglican Chaplain and Interfaith Advisor. Dean has work held in museum collections internationally. He is known for his looped video and sound works, combining fragments of existing film and music to produce new works, often dealing with heightened states of consciousness.

Laura Gascoigne

Laura Gascoigne is an art critic and regular reviewer for The Tablet, Spectator, Apollo and RA MagazineShe has been a selector for the Discerning Eye Exhibition, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and the Columbia Threadneedle Prize and is a member of the Exhibition Committee of the Federation of British Artists and the Discerning Eye Educational Board. A former editor of Artists & Illustrators magazine, she is as interested in the practice as in the theory of art. When not writing about art, she paints.

Marcus Lyon

Marcus is a British artist. He studied political science at Leeds University. He began his career shooting commissions for Amnesty International in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and is now best known as a conceptual landscape and portraiture artist. He exhibits globally and his works on urban expansion, identity and mass migration are held in many private and public collections, including The Smithsonian Institution, MAM Rio, UK Arts Council Collection and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Marcus currently serves on the boards of Leaders Quest and Somerset House, one of Britain’s leading cultural institutes. He is the former chair of the think-tank and advocacy network the Consortium for Street Children, and a founder ambassador for Blesma, Home Start UK and  Photovoice. He and his Brazilian wife Bel currently live in London with their children Florence and Arthur.

Katrina Moss

Founder of the Chaiya Art Awards. Katrina has extensive experience in marketing and the Arts and has always been passionate about creativity. Katrina adheres to the beliefs that artistic expression is a multi-faceted gift that allows us to express the unutterable, glimpse mystery, explore the complexities of the human condition and discover ourselves and that the arts contain an intrinsic power to deeply move, challenge and engage our souls.

Sophie Hacker – Curator

Curating the Chaiya Art Awards exhibition Sophie studied painting at the Slade School, UCL. Her work is in public and private collections and used regularly in publications. She is a trustee of A+CE, the UK’s leading organisation in the field of visual art and religion. She is Art Consultant at Winchester Cathedral with particular responsibility of curating three exhibitions each year, ranging from site-specific group shows, painting, sculpture, installation and video work.  Her own practice focuses on Church art, including stained glass, textiles, and liturgical furniture.  She is Visiting Scholar at Sarum College in Salisbury. 


The theme for the Chaiya Art Award was:
Where is God in our 21st Century world?

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