The Open Prize Shortlist 2011

David Brazier and Kelda Free, Erin Newell, Mark Maxwell, Roz Mortimer, Sara Bjarland, Sidsel Christensen, Susie David, and Tania Dolvers, Open Prize Shortlist (2011)

Medium: Video Painting, Projection, Color and no sound

Dimensions: 22 Scapes | Duration: 2 hours, 20 min., 4 sec.

Collection: Video Painting Group Series

Edition of 20 (TBC)

Reference: VPGS-COPS11



This collection contains 22 video paintings by the nine artists, who were shortlisted for The Open Prize 2011.

These works were premiered as part of a major exhibition in Shoreditch Town Hall Basement, during October / November 2011.

A panel of judges including Open Gallery curator Hilary Lawson, artist-filmmaker Stuart Croft, curator, writer and Frieze contributing editor Tom Morton and SITE Gallery Director Laura Sillars will select the overall winner as Sidsel Christensen.

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“a remarkable breadth and variety in this shortlist… This exhibition [of video painting] achieves a focus. The DNA of a movement.” Anthony Haden-Guest, The Open Prize 2010

Following its success in 2010, Open Gallery is pleased to announce The Open Prize 2011. New video work by the shortlisted artists David Brazier & Kelda Free, Sidsel Christensen, Susie David, Tania Dolvers, Mark Maxwell, Roz Mortimer and Erin Newell.

The Open Prize, designed to celebrate emerging artists working within the video painting medium, brings together intriguing and diverse new video works. The winner will be selected from the short listed group of eight and will receive funding towards their future video projects and exhibitions with Open Gallery.

This year’s judging panel includes Stuart Croft (Artist-Filmmaker and RCA fellow/tutor), Tom Morton (writer, curator and a contributing editor of Frieze). Laura Sillars (Director of SITE Gallery, Sheffield and former Programme Director of FACT, Liverpool) and Hilary Lawson (Open Gallery Founder, Philosopher and Artist). The award will be presented during the Open Prize private view on Friday 28 October.

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The Open Prize Exhibition will be presented alongside Ten Years of Video Painting: A Retrospective. An exhibition presenting work that spans the last ten years of the movements growth alongside five new solo series’ by artists: Jasmina Metwaly (Winner of The Open Prize 2010), Gemma Pardo, Alys Williams, Gabrielle Le Bayon and George Barber. Press Release available on request.

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