Paul McCloskey scoops 2nd prize in the prestigious ‘London Contemporary Art Prize’ Paul was presented with the ‘materials bursary award’ at the Store Street Gallery in London at a private viewing on Thursday 26th July. The judging panel consisted of gallery directors Lawson Bell, Andrew Stark and Terry Watts RBA from the royal society of British artists. The exhibition runs from 26th July to 28th August 2018.
Paul entered ‘The London Contemporary Art Prize’ last November and was informed in December that he was one of thirteen finalists selected from entries across every continent.
Gallery director Andrew Stark said ‘This year the standard was high and proved a challenging job for the jury as the talent poured in. We had entries from many different countries, reaching every continent. With this came a huge variety of techniques, mediums and styles, which made judging extremely difficult this year. The final 13 artists who are been exhibited at Store Street Gallery, London, (26th July – 28th August 2018) show a diverse mix of originality, skill and craftsmanship. We are overwhelmed with the level of talent this year, so well done!’