The Mansfield-Ruddock Art Prize
What is the Mansfield-Ruddock Art Prize?
Now in it's fourth year, the Mansfield-Ruddock Art Prize is an award funded by the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts, generously facilitated by Mansfield alumnus Sir Paul Ruddock. Its object is to open up new conversations around contemporary art, to inspire students and visitors, and to support some of the many talented artists emerging from the Ruskin School of Art, by acquiring one graduate and one undergraduate piece each year from the Ruskin for Mansfield College.
Special Judge Panels
We have had two distinguished judge panels of the prize. In 2019, the judge panel consisted of artist Marc Quinn, Victoria Siddall, Director of the Frieze Art Fairs, and Simon Pummell, BAFTA-winning film-maker and Mansfield alumnus. In 2021, the judge panel consisted of contemporary artist Edmund de Waal CBE - Global Head of Arts and Culture at Chanel, Yana Peel, and Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries of Scotland - Stephanie Straine.
The aims of the Ruddock-Art Prize
Through displaying works by Ruskin students in the College setting, Mansfield strives to open up new conversations and debates around contemporary art to inspire its students and visitors, and importantly, to support some of the many talented emerging artists graduating from the Ruskin School of Art.
Olubunmi Augusto (MFA)
Paige Diedrick-Edwards (BFA)
Joy Labinjo (MFA)
Saba Qizilbash (MFA)
Eliza Owen (BFA)
"We are delighted once again to reflect the imaginative character of Mansfield College in the award this year of three Mansfield-Ruddock awards to three exceptionally promising artists. As well as the two prize winners (Charles de Agustin (MFA) and Joanna McClurg (BFA)), the judges also made an additional award and highly commended the work of Hogan Schia in the MFA category. The decision to make three awards reflects the very high quality of the work submitted.
The Prize is intended to support Ruskin School artists at an early stage in their careers, and to inspire, delight and intrigue the Mansfield community and our visitors with the possibilities and stimulus of exciting modern art.
We are hugely grateful to our alumnus Sir Paul Ruddock and the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts for making the awards possible, and to our distinguished jury for helping us to select this year’s winners”.
Helen Mountfield KC, Principal of Mansfield College
Charles de Agustin (MFA) and Joanna McClurg (BFA) have been announced as the winners of the 2021 Mansfield-Ruddock Art Prize.
Charles de Agustin's black and white photograph collection, Sub fusc.
Joanna McClurg's tapestries: Rangers (1,2) and photographs of painting: Centenary Painting
This year’s winning artists were selected by a distinguished panel of judges, consisting of contemporary artist Edmund de Waal CBE; Global Head of Arts and Culture at Chanel, Yana Peel, and Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries of Scotland, Stephanie Straine.
Due to the extraordinary standard of the work presented this year, an additional ‘Highly Commended’ prize was awarded to MFA student, Hogan Schia.
Hogan Schia's photo series, Det var en gang ... Mitt Skattekammer (1, 2, 3 and 4)
From left to right: Hogan Schia, Stephanie Straine, Helen Mountfield, Joanna McClurg, and Charles de Agustin.
The 2019 jury was unanimous in choosing Anya Gleizer as the winner of the graduate prize, of £5,000, for her work, Granny’s Bones and Greta Sharp for the winner of the undergraduate prize, of £2,500, for her film, Conversation with myself.
Anya Gleizer's Granny's Bones on display on Mansfield Quad.
Principal Helen Mountfield with Anya Gleizer.
Photo courtesy of the Ruskin School of Art.
Anya Gleizer & Greta Sharp
Both artists were invited to College to discuss their work on 29 November 2019. Anya performed Anthropometamorphosis, the performance which accompanies these sculptures, and Greta Sharp screened a showing of Conversation with Myself.