• Francis Souza
  • Peter Coker
  • Anne Redpath
  • Euan Uglow
  • Peter Phillips

The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2015

Prize: £10,000
Closing date: 29 May 2015
Extended to: 5 June 2015

Submissions for the third biennial Self-Portrait Prize are now open to all artists working in the UK. The winner will receive £10,000 and 100 works will be selected for an exhibition at Piano Nobile Kings Place, London and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. At the end of the exhibition a selection of works will be purchased for the Ruth Borchard 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, the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize will be run in association with Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, as the official museum partner.