(Above) Daniel Kelly, Gemeinschaft / Gessel Schaft (2009
The City Gallery, Leicester's flagship contemporary art centre, has announced a flamboyant shortlist of six artists for its annual £2,000 Attenborough Prize.
David Stevenson, Abandon Hope (2009)
The third year of the Prize, awarded to a local or regional artist from works entered into the Gallery's Open 21 exhibition, includes Abandon Hope – a moody egg tempera portrait by David Stevenson – and an Alice in Wonderland-style disproportioned world in oil from Neil Raitt.
Neil Raitt, Credit Crunch (2008)
Alan Stephen Wright's Salome Being Presented With the Head of St John the Baptist is liable to upset the kids, and Daniel Kelly’s Gemeinschaft shows off his exuberantly colourful painting technique.
Alan Stephen Wright, Salome Being Presented With the Head of St John the Baptist (2008)
Printmaker Sarah Kirby produces a more traditional, gothic linocut of Leicester's Market Place, and James Robson has crafted a greyscale 3D ceramic in Vessel 1.
Sarah Kirby, Market Place, Leicester (2009)
The shortlist will appear as part of the exhibition until January 2010, with the winner announced tomorrow (November 12 2009).
James Robson, Vessel 1 (2009)
Last year's winner, Sarah Key, was last seen bearing a Donnie Darko-style rabbit head mask and making paper planes on top of Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth installation.
Exhibition runs at the Gallery until January 9 2010. Admission free.