And the winner of the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2015 is...

Shanti Panchal, Artist and the Lost Studio, 2015

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  • Marco Livingstone,  Angel or Devil
  • Michelle Boyle, What painting Is
  • Suzanne Perlman - Self-Portrait - 2002
  • Paul Bloomer, Self Portrait in Shetland
  • Self Portrait ll, ©Nicola Hicks, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London
  • Xiaoyang Li, My 12-Year-Old Self (Or, How to Look Young in a Portrait..)
  • Tabby Steinberg, IMG_905
  • Christopher Thompson, Four Studies For A Self Portrait
  • Adebanji Alade,  Skin
  • Peter Clossick, Self
  • Ray Richardson, oh not you again
  • Shanti Panchal, Artist and the lost studio.
  • Photographer: Antonio Parente
  • Lisa Stokes - Self Portrait with Moth Brooch
  • Nicola Slattery - Self-Portrait with Leaves - 2015
  • Rob Miles, If At First
  • Martin Yeoman, Self-Portrait, age 61

Purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection




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The Ruth Borchard Collection is the UK’s only public collection of self-portraits by British and Irish artists, with 150 works and growing. The Original Collection was the life-long project of Ruth Borchard, who built up a collection of 100 self-portraits by the most distinguished twentieth-century artists in Britain.

In 2011, the Next Generation Collection was begun, adding self-portraits by eminent contemporary artists such as Maggi Hambling CBE, Anthony Eyton RA, Celia Paul and Thomas Newbolt to the Collection as a means of continuing Ruth Borchard’s project into the twenty-first century.

The inaugural Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize was held in 2011 at Kings Place Gallery, now Piano Nobile Kings Place, to celebrate the traditions of the Ruth Borchard Collection by encouraging self-portraiture in contemporary British and Irish art.

For the first time, in 2015, the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize was run in association with Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, as the official museum partner.