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Fifth Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition

26 May 2019 - 30 September 2019

Piano Nobile Kings Place, London

Exhibition of 120 selected submissions from a long-list of works for the Fifth Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize at Piano Nobile Kings Place. At the opening a panel of prestigious judges will select a winner.

Celebrating contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture, the Ruth Borchard Prize offers a unique opportunity for new and established artists to compete for £10,000 and an opportunity for their work to be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection.

All artists working, living or studying in the UK and Ireland are eligible to enter. Works must be a self-portrait of the artist. There are no restrictions on size of work and a wide variety of mediums are welcomed.




The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection was the life-long project of German-born Ruth Borchard (1910-2000), who came to England in 1938. A prolific author, Borchard wrote a biography of John Stuart Mill (1957), a study of Jewish mysticism (1989), murder mystery novels, children’s books and a semi-autobiographical account of her time interned on the Isle of Man during the Second World War, entitled We Are Strangers Here: An ‘Enemy Alien’ in Prison in 1940.


26 May 2019
30 September 2019
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Piano Nobile Kings Place
90 York Way
London, Kings Cross N1 9AG United Kingdom
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