LOCAL ARTIST AGATA WOJCIESZKIEWCZ SELECTED FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION.
A piece of work by south coast based artist Agata Wojcieszkiewicz has been selected from almost 2,000 artists from across Europe and the UK to have their work shown in the 2018 Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today.
Agata was one of 96 artists who had their work selected from over 4,000 entries viewed by the panel of selectors Jennifer McRae (Portrait Artist), Pippa Stockdale (Managing Director, Fine Art Society), Helen Pheby (Senior Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and Lewis McNaught (Director, Mall Galleries).
The event will take place at the Mall Galleries in Central London at the end of this month.
Agata Wojcieszkiewicz studied Fine Art at The Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in Poland and Winchester School of Art. She can often be found within her studio at Making Space in Leigh Park.
The Columbia Threadneedle Prize is Europe’s leading open competition for figurative and representational art and, at £20,000 is one of the most valuable art prizes in the United Kingdom. The winner is also awarded their own solo exhibition in the Threadneedle Space at Mall Galleries.
The 2018 winner will be announced on January 30th. Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to decide the Visitors’ Choice Award, worth an additional £10,000. You can vote for Agata for the Visitors’ Choice Award when you visit the exhibition at Mall Galleries between 31th January and 17th February.