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