We visited the Bankside Gallery yesterday to see the prints and paintings which are the top 100 as judged by the following people:
John Duffin, artist and printmaker, whose work was the 2009 winner and has had his work displayed on Blackfriars Bridge for 12 months
Ann Eggbert - senior lecturer in Art and Design at St Martin's (the website states 'Eggbert's practice explores the complexities of cultural identity')
Angela Parker, Director of Bankside Gallery
Councillor Veronica Ward -South Camberwell councillor, Title: Cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, and the Olympics
Nathan Quigley, Communications Manager, Network Rail
You can see that the list includes two artists.
I was surprised to see that one of the exhibits was obviously larger than 100cm specified, and was hung in pride of place at the end of the hall. I was also rather disappointed to find my work was hung in a very poor position, at the end on the left in a kind of alcove, so you could see it only if walking round a corner, but then I suppose the positive thing about it was the lighting was good.
A few of the pieces had been sold. The winner was Akash Bhatt, who submitted a very long work called 'Life' - mixed media on board. His website is www.akashbhatt.com