TIFFANY & CO. X OUTSET STUDIOMAKERS PRIZE

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Winners of 2018 Studiomakers Prize. L-R: James Fuller (artist), Yves Blais (Outset), Justine Simons (judge), Richard Moore (judge), Candida Gertler (Outset), Jennni Lomax (judge), Aaron Angell (judge), Mark Corfield-Moore, Roy Efrat, Miriam Naeh, Neung Wi Kim, Yasmine Robinson, Sofia Mitsola (artists). Photo by Lara Arnott

The Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize complements the Studiomakers initiative by securing accessibility to creative workspaces at graduate level.

Studiomakers partner Outset Contemporary Art Fund has announced a three-year partnership with Tiffany & Co., to make seven rent-free studios in London available to outstanding MA Fine Art graduates from some of London’s finest art colleges.

Now in its second year, prize winners for for 2018-2019 were announced at an event and exhibition at Tiffany & Co.’s new Covent Garden store on 26 September 2018. They include: James Fuller, Mark Corfield-Moore, Miriam Naeh, Neung Wi Kim, Roy Efrat, Sofia Mitsola and Yasmine Robinson. The seven winners were selected from world-renowned art schools (the Royal Academy, the Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Arts, Slade School of Fine Art, Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths University) by an expert panel of judges comprised of Justine Simons (deputy mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries), Richard Moore (divisional vice president – store design & creative visual merchandising, Tiffany & Co.), Jenni Lomax (former director of Camden Arts Centre) and Aaron Angell (artist).

Studios and a shared gallery room are provided at Collage Arts in Wood Green, Haringey for the duration of 12 months to lend them fundamental support following their graduation from art college.

Tiffany & Co. has a long history of supporting the arts, guided by the belief that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community. Tiffany’s legacy with the arts dates back to its founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, an original trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his son Louis Comfort Tiffany, a pioneering designer and jeweller of the American Art Nouveau movement. Tiffany continues its commitment to arts and culture with its support of the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition opening at the Tate Modern in December 2016 and sponsorship of the next three Whitney Museum of American Art Biennials in New York.

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2018 Prize Exhibition at Tiffany & Co. Covent Garden. Photo by Lara Arnott

Recipients of the first Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize were announced on 6 September 2017, including Jade Blackstock – Royal College of Art, Daniel Curtis, – Wimbledon College of Art, Tomasz Kobialka – Goldsmiths, Natalie Kynigopoulou – Slade, Jiaqing Mo – Chelsea College of Arts, Fani Parali – Royal Academy of Arts and Simona Sharafudinov – Central Saint Martins. The first edition of the prize was judged by Richard Moore (Vice President, Creative Director – Store Design and Creative Visual Merchandising, Tiffany & Co.), Margot Heller (Director, South London Gallery), Sam Thorne (Director, Nottingham Contemporary), Eddie Peake (Artist) and Justine Picardie (Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country UK) and bestowed in September 2017.

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Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize 2017 launch event, 6 September 2017, The Vinyl Factory, Soho. L-R: Simona Sharafudinov (artist), Jade Blackstock (artist), Fani Parali (artist), Eddie Peake (judge), Sam Thorne (judge), Tomasz Kobialka (artist), Katharina Ottman (Outset), Daniel Curtis (artist), Richard Moore (Tiffany, judge), Candida Gertler (Outset), Justine Picardie (judge)

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