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The Ruth Borchard Collection, the UK’s only public collection of self portraits, have purchased Jamie’s "self portrait 2019" for their Next Generation Collection.

The portrait was selected for the Ruth Bouchard Self Portrait Prize 2019. It was commended by the judges and purchased for the Next Generation Collection. 

About the Prize

The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize celebrates contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture. It offers a unique opportunity for both established and emerging artists to compete for a £10,000 prize, the chance to be included in a curated, four-month exhibition at Piano Nobile Kings Place and, opportunity for their work to be purchased by the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection – the UK’s only collection of self-portraits.

The 2019 prize was selected by a prestigious panel of judges including Sean Rainbird (Director of the National Gallery of Ireland), Professor Deborah Swallow (Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art), Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier (Head of the RAF), Martin Gayford (art critic and writer), Marc Steene (Director of Outside In) and 2017 prize winner, Benjamin Ogbebor.

Selected Review

Jamie’s painting “I’m a long way from home” has been selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018: Figurative Art Today.

I’m a long way from home

oil on canvas

95cm x 135cm

Now into its 10th year, the annual open call prize received submissions of 4,118 artworks by 2,097 artists for this year’s edition. The judges were portrait artist Jennifer McRae, Yorkshire Sculpture Park senior curator Helen Pheby, and The Fine Art Society managing director Pippa Stockdale. The judging was chaired by McNaught and the paintings divided into four subject categories.

exhibition details:

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today

Mall Galleries, The Mall,LondonSW1

31 January to 17 February

10am to 5pm(closes1pmon final day)

Admission Free

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