Five alumni shortlisted for Purchase Prize

We are delighted to announce that five Art School Fine Art alumni were shortlisted for the Ingram Collection’s Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize this year!

The winners of the Purchase Prize were announced on Friday 8 November, with Alvin Ong, Lucy Gregory and Emma Prempeh taking the top awards. Congratulations to the winners and all those shortlisted!

Roberta de Caro (BA (Hons) Fine Art 2019 and current MA Art & Material Histories student), Flora Malpas (MA Fine Art 2018), Jane Hayes Greenwood (BA (Hons) Fine Art 2011, MA Fine Art 2015), Abigail Phang Gung Fook (MA Fine Art 2017) and Bislacchi (Matteo Santacroce) (BA (Hons) Fine Art 2017), are amongst the 24 artists who were selected for the shortlist, which also included recent graduates from the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths and Chelsea College of Arts.

From top left: Roberta de Caro; Flora Malpas; Jane Hayes Greenwood; Abigail Phang Gung Fook; Bislacchi (Matteo Santacroce).

City & Guilds of London Art School Fine Art alumni have been one of the three winners of the Ingram Collection Purchase Prize for the last two years running – Benedict Hughes in 2018 and Harrison Pearce in 2017.

Benedict Hughes -‘My Magna Mater Complex’ ; Harrison Pearce – ‘Interview (Prototype)’

The Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize aims to support emerging artists at the start of their career and is open to all artists who have graduated from a UK art school in the past five years. Jo Baring, Director and Curator of The Ingram Collection has said that “This year’s exhibition is a particularly vibrant offering.”.

We extend a huge congratulations to all five shortlisted alumni!



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