Threadneedle Prize

Caroline Kha,  Survey: Denali National park,  40 x 30cm, Oil on canvas ©

Caroline Kha, Survey: Denali National park, 40 x 30cm, Oil on canvas ©


Exhibition dates: 25th Sep 2013  -  12th Oct 2013

Mall Galleries,

The Mall (near Trafalgar Square) SW1

The Threadneedle Prize is the leading competition for figurative and representational painting and sculpture. At £30,000, it is one of the most valuable art prizes in the United Kingdom.

Australian artist, Caroline Kha has been selected from over three and a half thousand works to feature in the exhibition at Mall Galleries in Central London.  

Kha was born in Sydney and graduated with a BFA from National Art School and B.Sc. fromUniversity of NSW, Sydney, Australia. She was awarded an artist residency at the Florence Trust in 2009 and currently works in London. Her recent paintings, a series of Mountain Surveys, explores romanticisation of travel through looking at experiences of landscape mediated through photography and painting.  Kha has recently exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2013, 2012), London Art Fair (2011, 2010) and shows with dalla Rosa Gallery.

Visitors to the exhibition can cast their vote for and support artist Caroline Kha to win an extra £10,000 in the Visitors’ Choice Award.  

With many of the most high profile art prizes tending towards conceptual and abstract works, The Threadneedle Prize deliberately sets out to raise the profile of contemporary representational art.  Previous winners and shortlisted artists include Nina Murdoch, now represented by Marlborough Fine Art, and Rose Wylie, who is currently on show at Tate Britain. All works are for sale, offering collectors and members of the public the opportunity to invest in works from up and coming artists.

Jake Chapman, one half of YBA visual arts duo the Chapman Brothers, Gregor Muir, influential ICA Director and Nitin Sawhney, musician, composer and producer join Channel 4’s news presenter Jon Snow at this year’s Critics’ View on Tuesday 8 October.

Winner Announced: Tuesday 24 September 2013

Visitors Choice prize voting: Wednesday 25 September to Wednesday 9 October 2013