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Submissions for Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize
2 January 2019 - 6 April 2019
Piano Nobile Kings Place, London
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.
Celebrating contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture, the Fifth Biennial 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.
From the submissions, a long-list of works will be chosen for a four-month exhibition at Piano Nobile Kings Place and a panel of prestigious judges will select a winner.
Submissions can be made online here