Wimbledon College of Arts graduate Russell Hill wins the Catlin Art Prize with Fabric Softeners

By Richard Hook | 02 June 2011
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New Catlin Art Prize winner Russell Hill
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A 22-year old recent art graduate has claimed the prestigious £5,000 Catlin Art Prize.

Russell Hill only completed his degree at Wimbledon College of Arts in 2010, but impressed the judges with his Fabric Softeners installation.

Russell beat off competition from 40 other artists who feature in the insurance company’s guide to the most promising young artists in Britain.

“The Catlin Art Prize was an amazing opportunity and provided me with the confidence to produce new work and to stand by my creative decisions within a very difficult first year out of college,” said Hill, having been chosen by a panel made up by collector Richard Greer, curator Julia Royse and curator Simon Oldfield.

Jasmina Cibic and Will Martyr, who both won £3,000 commissions with striking, original designs, joined the young contemporary artist for the lavish ceremony at the Tramshed in Shoreditch,

  • Selection for next year’s Catlin Art Prize is now open for anyone who graduates from an art degree in 2011. Visit the prize online for more.
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