|Thomas Kanter, winner of the BP Portrait Award 2014|
with (left to right) Bob Dudley, Sandy Nairne and Nigel Havers
Last night Thomas Ganter won the £30,000 BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London - and below is a film of the awards ceremony.
I filmed the presentation ceremony with Mini iPad in one hand and my camera in the other taking photographs - hence there's an odd wobble in this video and less than wonderful framing at times. If you want to skip the Havers speech, the awards ceremony actually starts at 2 minutes 30 seconds.
The Awards are (in order of presentation)
- BP Travel Award (£6,000) - Edward Sutcliffe
- BP Young Artist Award (£7,000) - Ignacio Estudillo Pérez (Spain)
- BP Portrait 2014 - 3rd Prize (£8,000) - David Jon Kassan (USA)
- BP Portrait 2014 - 2nd Prize (£10,000) - Richard Twose (UK)
- BP Portrait Award Winner 2014 (£30,000 and £5,00 commission) - Thomas Ganter (Germany)
This Awards Ceremony was special for two reasons. It marked the 25th anniversary of BP's sponsorship of this Award. This was also the last Awards Ceremony to be hosted by Sandy Nairne. Last week he announced his intention to retire from his post as Director - although he won't be going until early 2015. he's been the Director since 2002.
Brownie points go to those who spot last year's BP Travel Award winner in the video! ;)
I'll be writing a number of posts for this blog this week, following interviews with the prizewinners and a proper tour of the exhibition.
BP Portrait Award - previous years
I've been covering the BP Portrait Award for some years and have an extensive archive of posts relating to previous competitions which I know are much studied by those contemplating an entry!
BP Portrait Award - Shortlisted artists on Making A Mark:
- BP Portrait Award 2013 - The Shortlist 23 April 2013
- BP Portrait Award 2012 - The Shortlist 05 Apr 2012
- BP Portrait Award 2011 Shortlist 18 Apr 2011
- BP Portrait Award 2010 - Shortlist announced 28 Apr 2010
- BP Portrait Award 2009 - the shortlist 27 May 2009
- BP Portrait Award shortlist announced - a womanwill win! 25 Apr 2008
BP Portrait award 2014
- BP Portrait Award 2014 - Call for Entries 03 Dec 2013
BP Portrait Award 2013
- BP Portrait Award 2013: Call for Entries The competition is open to all artists living anywhere in the world who are aged 18 and over on 1st January 2013.
- BP Portrait Award 2013 - Selected Artists and Statistics - list of selected portraits / exhibiting artists for the 2012 Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
- BP Portrait Award 2013 - The Shortlist - identifies those shortlisted. See if you can guess which work won before reading my review post.
- Susanne de Toit wins £30,000 BP Portrait Award 2013 - BP Portrait Award 2012 Prizewinners
- BP Portrait Exhibition 2013 - Video & Review - A Makingamark Video of a walk around the BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2013 at the National Portrait Gallery
- Sophie Ploeg wins BP Travel Award 2013 - information for those interested in the Travel Award
- Carl Randall's Japan - the best BP Travel Award Exhibition ever!
BP Portrait Award 2012
- Call for Entries: BP Portrait Award 2012 11 Dec 2011
- BP Portrait Award 2012 - 55 Selected Artists 30 May 2012
- Aleah Chapin wins £25,000 BP Portrait Award 2012 19 Jun 2012
- BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2012 (Part 1) 20 Jun 2012
- BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2012 (Part 2) 21 Jun 2012
- Video of BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2012 23 Jun 2012
BP Portrait Award 2011
- BP Portrait Award 2011 Shortlist - identifies shortlisted entries and artists. See if you can guess which work won before reading my review post.
- BP Portrait Award 2011: links to Selected Artists - artists selected for the exhibition in 2011
- Review: BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2011- my review of the exhibition (later than usual)
- BP Travel Awards: 2010 (Paul Beel) and 2011 (Jo Fraser) - information for those interested in the Travel Award
- BP Portrait Award 2011: People's Favourite & Statistics - this is the post in which I analysed last year's entry statistics
- BP Portrait Award 2010 - Shortlist announced)
- BP Portrait Award 2010: List of Exhibitors and Brian Sewell and
- Daphne Todd wins BP Portrait Award 2010
- Two American Artists win BP Portrait Prizes
- BP Portrait Award: Michael Gaskell's unparalled record
- a video of the exhibition see Video - BP Portrait Exhibition 2010 opens today
BP Portrait Award 2009
- BP Portrait Tour & Portrait of the Nation (24 Sep 2009)
- Sue Rubira makes her mark on BP Portrait (18 Jun 2009)
- Exhibition review: BP Portrait Award (18 Jun 2009)
- Peter Monkman wins first prize in BP Portrait Award 2009 (17 Jun 2009)
- BP Portrait Award 2009 - the shortlist (27 May 2009)
- BP Portrait Award - who enters and who gets selected (28 May 2009)
- BP Portrait Award 2009 - Call for Entries (15 Dec 2008)