Kidd, N (2006) Overflow. In: Celeste Art Prize, Old Truman Brewery Complex, London, 23 - 28 May 2006.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Kidd, N
Date: 23 May 2006
Event Location: Old Truman Brewery Complex, London
Number of Pieces: 1

Overflow won the Celeste Art Prize 2006. Launched in this country with the aim to promote painting in its widest sense and examine contemporary painting practice in the UK, the prize attracted 1,120 entrants. The initial short list and selection of the finalists was made by the Goldsmiths MFA Curatorial Programme, led by Dr Andrew Renton. Overflow was short listed and included in the finalist exhibition. During the exhibition the finalists voted the artist they considered pre-eminent and Overflow was announced the winner at the closing event.

The full color catalogue contains images of the 60 Finalists work and the 170 short listed artists and is intended as a survey of current painting practice in the UK. It includes the essay "So why painting, still…?". A collaborative essay by all the Curators involved with the prize.

Overflow was specifically developed for the prize, it intended to move the plumbing work into a form that could be more specifically self contained and therefore have a more direct relationship with "painting".

Overflow has been invited to be part of an exhibition at the British School in Rome that will form the backdrop for a conference that will look at the role of international art prizes.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:32
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