To ensure every genre of art is appreciated equally, we are also running 6 Category Prizes. Upon entering, artists must tag their work the most appropriate subject matter.
Jackson's will choose one winner from each category so that all longlisted works can be judged against works with similar subject matter, alongside being considered for the other prizes. All 6 category prize winners will win £500 and will automatically be placed in the shortlist.
UNTITLED BY ODILIA SUANZES
‘I imbue my personal narratives, feelings and experiences in to the lines and forms of my work. Avoiding imagery which falls in to universal semiotics in an attempt to illustrate how I feel, rather than what I see. The material process of making is an integral to my practice, it is enigmatic and unpredictable, I make a connection between the emotions and the intellect. I experiment with a variety of materials which break the boundaries of drawing and painting, mixing watercolours, ink, pencil, charcoal, oil and I make my own pigments from found natural materials rocks, leaves, and blood on sealed canvas and paper. I tend to emulsify these materials layering them in veils of semi-transparent washes, making characteristic fragile organic shapes, creating depth and volume in the abstract images.'
ANIMALS AWARD WINNER
PRETTY IN PINK BY NICOLA WILKINSON
‘Close up of a flamingo, highlighting the birds rich colours and beauty.’
STILL LIFE/BOTANICAL AWARD
THE PAST REPACKAGED (AFTER LOWRY) BY JOHN WHITEHILL
‘A still life refiguring of one of L.S. Lowry’s industrial scenes.’
NUDE IN CARAVAN BY ALICIA FRANCE
‘This particular painting is inspired by both the traditional nudes of the masters and modern-day domestic life. The moment captured is from a caravan holiday of which the woman reclines in a natural relaxed pose but of which also echoes the stance of famous historical subjects such as Manet’s Olympia and Titian’s Venus. There is a private yet exposed feel to this particular work due to the caravan setting; an enclosed space in a very public place.’
SCENES OF EVERYDAY LIFE AWARD
FROM 15 CROMWELL ROAD BY TOM HARRISON
‘The picture was painted from life whilst observing the ice rink in the grounds of the National History Museum from a flat across the road.’
THE CIRCUS WITHIN BY CHARLOTTE BRISLAND
‘My body of work looks at overlooked spaces with a chocolate box aesthetic.
I am always looking for spaces which reflect a sense of isolation and displacement by living in cultures I feel are distant to me. My personal experiences in these landscapes are a sense of feeling removed and outside the everyday lives already established within them. The snapshots I select on these journeys are hidden and overlooked moments of suburbia or edge-lands and are often set in stunning mountainous backdrops. The locations of these landscapes are rarely named purposefully to maintain a sense of displacement.’