Call for Entries: The Columbia Threadneedle Prize Figurative Art Today

Call for Entries: The Columbia Threadneedle Prize Figurative Art Today

Central London's leading gallery celebrating contemporary visual arts through a lively and diverse programme of exhibitions and events

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Potential is a force of creativity and we want you to show us what you’ve got.

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize:

Figurative Art Today

A first prize of £20,000 and a solo exhibition is awarded for the best new work of figurative and representational art.


Submit your work now to the 10th anniversary edition of the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize.


A further prize of £10,000 is awarded by visitors to the exhibition, which takes place at Mall Galleries in central London from 31 January to 17 February 2018.

Submit Now

You are encouraged to submit fresh and topical painting, drawing, print, sculpture, collage, 3D work, sculpture maquette, installation or relief.


The competition is open to all artists aged 18 or over, living or practising in the UK or Continental Europe.

This year’s Selectors include Pippa Stockdale, Managing Director of The Fine Art Society, London; Jennifer McRae, award winning portrait artist; and Helen Pheby, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The chairman of the panel is Lewis McNaught, Director of Mall Galleries.

Last Chance to Enter

Now in its 30th year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Open to all UK-based artists, the competition offers a diverse and generous range of prizes including a First Prize of £10,000, the Jackson’s Young Artist Award worth £500 and the St Cuthberts Mill Prize for an outstanding work on paper.

Deadline: 26 June 2017, 5pm

10% off

Summer Schools at

LARA London and

LARA Bristol

LARA offers technique-based training in drawing and painting.

Taught by the tutors of the full-time course, our Summer Schools are a perfect introduction to life at LARA.

For an exclusive 10% discount enter the following code at the checkout: MALLGALL17

Antarctica calls all artists and art lovers!

Join one of Britain’s outstanding landscapists, Keith Grant, on a voyage to Antarctica 17 to 28 November 2017. Keith will be encouraging artists to share in his love of icebergs!

Icescapes, seascapes and an abundance of wildlife, onboard lectures, hikes, photography, superb food and a magnificent ship with no more than 100 guests awaits.     

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Prices start at £ 5,835 pp. A complimentary pre departure stay in the 5* Arakur Hotel in Ushuaia overlooking the Beagle Channel and a late owl discount between £1,200 and £ 2,000 for higher cabin categories.