Dentons Art Prize S/S18
Winner: Katharine Lazenby
Special Commendation: Freya Douglas Morris and Fiona G Roberts
Staff Prize: Fiona G Roberts
Judges: David Roberts, Collector & Founder of David Roberts Art Foundation
Anj Smith, Artist
Patrick Morey Burrows, Art Source
Katharine Lazenby is the winner of the 5th biannual Dentons Art Prize. Katharine has been awarded £5,000 and was selected by judges David Roberts, Anj Smith and Patrick Morey Burrows.
Special commendations have been given to Freya Douglas Morris and Fiona G Roberts, who was also awarded the Staff Prize voted for by Dentons employees.
The shortlist for the prize included John Sheehy, Victor Seaward, Fleur Yearsley, Coco Crampton, Donal Moloney, Fiona G Roberts, Minyoung Choi, Fiona Gourlay, Mircea Teleaga, Jay Price, Freya Douglas Morris, Katharine Lazenby and Dominic Dispirito.
Dentons is collaborating with curator Niamh White and artist Tim A Shaw to host a biannual prize for the most exciting emerging contemporary artists working today. One artist is selected by an expert panel of independent judges for a £5,000 prize and our previous panels have included artists Richard Wentworth, Susan Hiller and Michael Landy, gallerists Neil Wenman, Simon Lee and Maureen Paley, and curators Ziba Ardalan and Ellen Grieg. As part of the initiative, the shortlisted artists are given access to expert pro bono legal advice and their artwork is offered for sale.
Dentons is committed to supporting promising artists as they progress in their careers and values the vibrant and responsive insights on both local and global culture that they provide. The initiative gives the Dentons community the opportunity to engage with the artworks through a series of booklets, artist talks and events. Previous winners of the Dentons Art Prize include Alzbeta Jaresova (A/W17), Paresha Amin (S/S17), Alexandra Lethbridge (A/W16) and Aimee Parrott (S/S16).