Thursday, February 04, 2016

Lewis Hazelwood-Horner wins £20,000 Threadneedle Prize 2016

The winner of The Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016 of £20,000 is Lewis Hazelwood-Horner.

The competition is the leading open competition for figurative and representational art and the exhibitions are held annually at the Mall Galleries.

The prizewinning work is called "Salt in Tea". Lewis has also won a solo exhibition for a wider body of his work at Mall Galleries later this year.  Lewis has been painting the people involved in London based craft industries - traditional craftsmen - for some time and I'm sure we're going to have a treat when the exhibition is on display!

Salt in Tea by Lewis Hazelwood-Horner
This prize-winning painting followed a two ­year residency at the bespoke umbrella shop James Smith & Sons on New Oxford Street (the shop once seen is never forgotten!) in London. The title refers to when the craftsmen jokingly put salt or too much sugar in one another’s tea.  The setting is the basement where the umbrellas as made.

In terms of practice, his painting has a very textured surface - reminding me a lot in places of paintings by Lucian Freud
Painter Lewis Hazelwood-Horner’s work is concerned with the efficiency of the artist’s practise. The paint is generously applied to the canvas but in using the primed surface as a pallet little is left to waste, resulting in thick textured paintings.
Lewis recently graduated from LARA - the London Atelier of Representational Art (2012-14) – LARA - this is an interview with Lewis on the Lara website.

winner Threadneedle Prize 2016
Salt and Tea - Winner of the £20,000 Columbia Threadneedle award for figurative and representational art.
I recommend you take a look at this video about Lewis and how he makes his paintings. 

Private View

There were a lot of people at the Private View last night which was the first "outing" for the new revamped Main Gallery and reception and bookshop at the Mall Galleries.

This was the "before"

The Threadneedle Exhibition 2016 at the Mall Galleries- getting ready for the PV 
and this was the "after"

Lewis McNaught, Director of the Mall Galleries addressing those attending the Private View- encouraging them all to vote in the poll for the the £10,000 Visitors Choice Award
by identifying the painting they liked the best

Other Awards

The £10,000 Visitors' Choice Award is now being voted on by those visiting the exhibition at the Mall Galleries. The exhibition opened to the public yesterday and continues until 1pm on 20th February.

More about the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition

I'll be writing another couple of posts - one of which will be a review of the exhibition - and the other will be my shortlist of the works I liked the best in the exhibition.

If you want to find out more about the background to this exhibition and the prize please review my previous posts in the archive below.


The Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016

Threadneedle Prize 2014

Threadneedle Prize 2013

Threadneedle Prize 2012

2011 Threadneedle Prize

2010 Threadneedle Prize

2009 Threadneedle Prize

  • Sheila Wallis wins £25,000 Threadneedle Prize 2009

2008 Threadneedle Prize

  • Nina Murdoch wins the Threadneedle Figurative Prize 2008

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