Marmite Prize 2016 at Block 336

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Retread- The Marmite prize by Alison Wilding

I went to see the Marmite Painting Prize this week in Brixton

http://www.marmiteprize.org

It was an interesting  collection of work, which grew on me the more I looked at them. The work was fairly quiet, nothing too bombastic and therefore appeared unassuming.. until I took a closer glance.  As a whole, the selection of work is difficult to describe, as indicative of many an open submission. There was unusual subject matter, it was mostly figurative, but with a quirky, playful twist. None of it really made sense without me having to read up on the artists. I will endeavour to attend the upcoming artist’ talk to discover meanings and intentions.

Artists’ Talk : Saturday 18th June

Join us on Saturday 18th June from 2-4pm where Block 336 will host talks with Marmite Prize Winner Jessie Makinson, Student Prize winner Anthony Banks and Runner-Up Sheila Rennick.

Following this Marcus Cope, co-founder of the Marmite Prize for Painting will discuss his motivations behind setting up the open call painting prize. 

The Marmite Prize of Painting V, 2016 is open!

Block 336, London, UK
4 June – 1 July 2016

Opening hours Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6pm

Block 336
336 Brixton Road
London
SW9 7AA

 Parts of a work  seemed straight forward, but then they had been skewed,  by combining it with another random image, or a strange texture, and therefore the  meanings had been obscured so I was baffled. However, the arrangement of work was enjoyable, exciting and fresh to behold.

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Detail of Bill Crosby’s work

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TAMARA DUBNYCKYJ- furnace-oil on board

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CLARE JARRETT-untitled-acrylic and sewing

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SINEAD NI MHAONAIGH- monument-oil on canvas

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ANTHONY BANKS-seascape on wallpaper-oil and wax on linen

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JUAN BOLIVAR- dumbo-acrylic on canvas

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HANNAH BROWN- washboard pyne- oil on marine plywood

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JOAN SUGRUE-ms tramway-oil on linen on board

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JOSE BAPTISTA MARQUES-airplanes and airplanes- oil on canvas

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MICHAEL JOHNSON- pop up derelict- oil on canvas

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HELEN O’LEARY- delicate negotiations-portrait- egg oil on constructed wood

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back view of HELEN O’LEARY’S work

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JOHN GREENWOOD-ripe- oil on linen

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MANDY HUDSON- balloons- oil on canvas

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SUZY WILLEY- brink- oil on canvas

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LINDSAY MAPES- where we overlap-acrylic and oil on canvas

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JESSIE MAKINSON- so handy-

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SARAH BALL- accused series-oil on gessoed panel

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SOOIM JEONG-shallow water swimmer-oil on canvas

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SELMA PARLOUR-two, the side- ness of in-out- oil on linen

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OLIVER MULVIHILL-cloud above-oil on board

 

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JO BRUTON -cactus Canyon- acrylic on canvas

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DANIEL WOOLHOUSE-classic riffs- acrylic on canvas

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BERNADETTE O’TOOLE- variant sail-oil on board /ALISON PILKINGTON- an ancient-oil on canvas

 

The Exhibiting Artists:

Albane Lamoril, Richard Baker, Sarah Ball, Anthony Banks, Juan Bolivar, Philip Booth, Eleanor Breeze,  Hannah Brown, Jo Bruton, Michael Calver, Diane Chappalley, Emma Cousin, Billy Crosby, Chris Daniels, Amanda Doran, Tamara Dubnyckyj, Steven Gee, Max Gomes, John Greenwood, Mandy Hudson, Clare Jarrett, Sooim Jeong, Michael Johnson, Jessie Makinson, Lindsay Mapes, Kathryn Maple, José Batista Marques, Jo McGonigal, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Oliver Mulvihill, Helen O’Leary, Bernadette O’Toole, Selma Parlour, Alison Pilkington, Christiane Pooley, Sheila Rennick, Joan Sugrue, Suzy Willey, Daniel Woolhouse

 

 

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