"How lovely to see painters getting off their asses year after year to create an engaging, inclusive painting competition free of the twin diseases of contemporary art, fashion and political correctness."
Marcus Harvey

Monday 25th April 2016

It has come to our attention that a small number of artists have not yet received notification of whether their application has been successful or not. We sent these emails out on the 16th April, and then again on the 24th April. If you have still not heard from us please do contact us on info@marmiteprize.org
Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Bloody technology!

The Marmite Prize for Painting V (2016)

The Marmite Prize for Painting is the only erratic, challenging and nomadic biennial open submission painting exhibition in the UK and Ireland and is open to all.  It is run by painters for painters.

Entries for the 2016 prize are now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!
Shortlisted artists will by notified of their selection for exhibition by Wednesday 20th April 2016.

The Locations
Block 336, London, UK
June - July 2016

Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
July - September 2016

The Selectors & Judges

Marcus Cope, Painter, Co-founder & Curator of the Marmite Prize for Painting.
Aoife Ruane, Director, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.
Jane Hayes Greenwood, Artist & Director, Block 336, London, UK.
Daniel Sturgis, Artist, Curator & Course Director in Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, London.
Colin Martin, Artist & School Principal, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

Phillip Allen (UK)
Brian Cheeswright (UK)
Vanessa Jackson RA (UK)
Mark O'Kelly (IRELAND)

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The Prize
There will be one main winner, two runners up and a student prize.

Main Prize
Along with the prestige of being the Prize Winner of the Marmite Prize for Painting V and the opportunity to be a judge for the Marmite Prize For Painting VI, the winner will also receive a specially commissioned sculpture, made and very kindly donated by artist Alison Wilding RA.

Runners Up
The two runners up will receive a pat on the back.

Student Prize
Residency at Bon Volks, Margate, UK. (Please note you must currently be a student to be eligible for the Student Prize. Students are also eligible to win the main prize.)

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The Catalogue
Will be published by Susak Press.
Will be full colour.
The Catalogue will be launched at the exhibition opening and will be available to purchase throughout the exhibitions, via our online shop and at some good bookshops.

The Slightly Smaller Print
This, the fifth Marmite Prize for Painting is dedicated to artist Mary Heilmann.
A marmite is a large earthenware pot.
The Marmite Prize for Painting is in no way associated with the food product ‘Marmite'.