The Self-Portrait Prize 2011
In 2011 judges, including William Feaver, Bill Packer and Sister Wendy Beckett selected the work of Celia Paul to become the first winner of the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize.
Commenting on her work Paul wrote “Women are so often defined by labels: wife, daughter, sister, mistress, Muse. When looking in a mirror women are questioning who they are and what place they have in the world”. It demonstrates the powerful capacity of self-portraiture as a platform for self-expression.
Alongside Celia Paul winning the £10,000 Ruth Borchard Prize a selection of eight works, including Greg Tricker, Brita Granstrom, Mary Mabbutt, Cherry Pickles, Fred Crayk, Laura Gressani, Susan Light and Lindsay Simons were acquired for the Next Generation Collection.