Selection Results


Total Entries for Art ............
2D Entries Total ...................
3D Entries Total ...................
Photography Entries Total .....
Installation / Video Total ........
457
298 ..............
53 ...............
76 ...............
30 ...............

Selected Finalists ...............
Selected Finalists ...............
Selected Finalists ...............
Selected Finalists ...............

36
14
21
11

 

2D Works : Selected Finalists (random order)

Artist Name
Jo Hughes ..........................
Jo Hughes .........................
Penelope Wakeham ...........
Jun Takayasu .....................
Martin Banks .....................
Hiroko Maekawa ................
Sylvia Paul .........................
Jasmine Pradissitto ............
Lindsay Pickett ..................
Lindsay Pickett ..................
Alexandra Carambellas .......
Caroline McCready .............
Christopher Thomas ............
Danielle Yulong Hu .............
Dick Jewell .........................
Elaine Woo Macgregor ........
Itsuko Kiyokawa .................
James O'Hanlon ..................
Kaori Sugai ........................
Kumiko Tamura ..................
Kumiko Tamura ..................
Louisa Durose ....................
Sally Booth ........................
Satoshi Hoshi ....................
Yumi Yoneda ......................
Yvonne Weighand Lyle ........
Ricca Kawai .......................
Yuko Michishita ..................
Mike Bell ...........................
Asako Sengoku ..................
Asako Sengoku ..................
Roger McNulty ...................
Work Title
Sampler
Rocket Lsunch
Blue River
Breeze-Hope-1
Matrix No 4
Landscape, jamping hills
The Passing of Time
E8
The Smiling Cobra
Vertigo
Transition # 5, 2010
Blue Wood Shavings 0410
Please give blood. 2010
Lapse
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent after ...
Sun Wun Kun - Leaping Monkey
Flowers
TIME FOR MACYS
Paris at Night
yourscape no.1
golden green
Ama School
Zen Garden, Kyoto
memories
Transience 3
View of North Berwick Law
Pulsar
Le Cadavre Exquis
Druridge bay Sunset & beach Series
rhythm, pattern, movement 1
rhythm, pattern, movement 3
Slag 011
 

3D Works : Selected Finalists (random order)

Artist Name
Ayuko Sugiura .....................
Haruka Miyamoto ................
Juan Jose Bravo ..................
Namiko Murakoshi ..............
Nobuyasu Yoshida .............
Sanae Saragai ....................
Shaun Hall ..........................
Yuki Aruga ..........................
Akane Takayama ................
Rose-marie Yeh ..................
Ai Iijima ..............................
Satomi Wakiyama ...............
Rosie Leventon ...................
Work Title
Pink Elephant
Life cycle
The three ages
Bandaged - All in One
ripples
Fire
Pisces 1
The Infinite
The Age of Oil : Present
Gloxinia Leaves. 2010
Memento
Ichii no hito
Sub-Text
 

Photography : Selected Finalists (random order)

Artist Name
Chiye Namegai ..................
Chiye Namegai ..................
Eriko Khalesi ......................
Eriko Khalesi ......................
Fiona Harvey .....................
Ippei Katsumi ....................
koichiro kitaoku .................
koichiro kitaoku .................
koichiro kitaoku ..................
masako kawabe ................
Miyuki Yamanaka ...............
Sumida kazuo ....................
Photographer HAL .............
Photographer HAL .............
Jamie-Louise Davis ............
Hiroko Enseki .....................
Vanessa Wenwieser ..........
Kazushige Aoshima ............
Work Title
mogarimon A
mogarimon C
Tunisian Dream 1
March 2004
Untitled 1 - Plie
Sabi
Eternity #1
Eternity #2
Eternity #3
In a forest
The Light Tour
The graveryard at Lada Camp
Couple Jam # 02
Couple Jam # 05
Temptress
PinPin
Frozen
Saudade #01
 

Installation / Video Art : Selected Finalists (random order)

Artist Name
Deepa Panchamia ...............
Koji Shiraya .........................
Rowena Jane Edwards ........
Yu Toida ..............................
Rosie Leventon ...................
Rosie Leventon ...................
Yuri Fukushima ....................
Riku Ikegaya .......................
Tracey McMaster .................
Jeewoo Chang ....................
Yukari Hirano .......................
Work Title
A Fall of Pockets
Trinary
Location Teleporter
Appreciate
Somewhere a Door Slammed ...
A Long Way from the Bathroom
Grid
My Home (apartments)
To Mars With No Return
Isolation
War is Over Over
 
 

Our Judges and their comments (Alphabetical Order)


Colin Wiggins ( National Gallery London : Head of Education Department) Head of UJADF Award judges


A combination of Asian delicacy and European earthiness made for a very interesting field to choose from. I have to say I found it extremely difficult and I am sure the other judges will concur. If I had done the selection a week earlier or a week later, I might well have come to totally different conclusions. Indeed, reviewing my selection a few days later, I find that I am already feeling I would like to change some things but I must not….this could go on forever and I must stick with my original choices. I found it was best to simply judge on what I liked best, a purely subjective response and of course, I have my own prejudices that will have influenced me, consciously or unconsciously so please do not be disheartened if I have not selected your work.

For example, my two top choices in the 2D could not be more different. How do you choose between two works that are from completely different traditions? Is it the fact that I am European made me choose the piece based on Brueghel? And yet I know that I would find that piece difficult to live with because it is so busy and packed with things to discover and I would be very happy to live with the piece that I decided to place second, a work of emptiness and beauty that paradoxically takes on a meaning of fullness and depth. Impossible choices. If I made this choice tomorrow, perhaps I would come to the opposite conclusion.

If I rejected your work, do not be despondent because it was simply not possible to choose everything that I liked and I had to make some hard choices.

The most difficult category was the 3D, where small items of jewellery had to be judged against larger pieces of sculpture, or ceramics and glass. Some advice I would give to entrants is next time…please try and select only one piece, a piece that you think is your very best work, especially if the works you wish to submit are similar in nature. There were some artists who entered maybe three similar pieces, all of good quality and this made choosing between them very hard. I found myself choosing only one piece by these artists, even though the quality of their other works was just as good, but pressure of numbers made this the only thing to do, I feel, as I had to select only about one from every ten submissions and I wanted as many artists as possible to be selected..

Dan Fern (Royal College of Art: Head of Communication Art & Design)


It was a great pleasure for me to judge the entries; the standard was high, and the work was very varied and often surprising. There was a very high level of technical expertise and craftsmanship, and many of the entries were clearly underpinned by drawing or other means of careful research. The online selection process was very well organised, and the presentation of the works and other information was clear and well designed.

Amongst the criteria I used were: does this small selection of an individual's work make me want to see more, and know more about this person? Sometimes the best work seems like a door opening into what promises to be a very interesting place, and you want to go through that door and find out more about the person behind the work. The works I chose were such works, and I'd like to think I will meet the people who made them.

Prof. Dan Fern

Michael Freeman (internationally renowned photographer and author)


It was good to see such considerable variety of genres and expression, including some that were quite uninhibited. I'm sure that on the basis of this we can expect to see a continued and growing number of entries in future years.

Mark Hampson (Artist, Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art, Fine Art, Printmaking and Curator)


The standard of works submitted were both surprising and exciting, demonstrating a huge pool of talent and invention within the international community of creative Artists. An obvious fascination exists between the two Countries of Japan and England and this has resulted in the production of art works that merge, and abuse both Eastern and Western sensibilities and philosophy to massive effect. The range and eclectic nature of the prize submission reads like a roller coaster ride through the history of art and the potentials of future forms combined. An obvious delight can be sensed in the continued relevance of figuration, narrative and the nuances of the human condition, with a majority of works utilizing warped manifestations of representational origins and a love of craft or process.

I am unsure what this vibrant and confusing submission of applicants tells us of the future of arts in both respective Countries and what clues may exist to our shared identities apart from a recognition that the imagination is a varied, distorted and ebullient space that encourages the individual artist to dream, create and fantasize beyond the limitations of actual National and geographical boundaries.

Louise Hayward (Associate Director , Lisson Gallery London)


Her comment is coming soon.

Mami Kataoka (Chief curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and International Associate Curator, Hayward Gallery, London)


審査基準については、WEB上での限定的な情報に基づいた審査であったため、現代美術の国際的な動向を視野に入れながら、審美的な説得力の高さを考慮した。平面作品への応募が多かったが、むしろ立体やインスタレーションに見るべきものがあった。

As the judging was conducted through limited information on website, I had considered aesthetic strength and artistic quality while having international currents in contemporary art in mind.

There were much more 2D works than other forms of practices, yet I found more interesting works in 3D and installation works.

Mika Ninagawa (Photographer / Film producer in Japan)


技術的なことよりも前に、写真をとるパッションのようなものをあまり感じられない作品が多い気がしました。
上手いけれど、見たことあるような写真。
オリジナリティーを持つことは難しいことですが、必ず必要な事だと思います。

Before talking about the techniques, I did not feel any passion for the photography in many of the works. Many of them were well shot but they could be any picture that you have seen somewhere before.

Creating something totally unique is difficult, but it is important to give a distinctive characteristic to your work.

Moriharu Shizume (Painter based in USA and Paris)


His comment is coming soon.

Marty St.James ( performance/video artist and Professor of Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire )


It has been a pleasure to be part of the judging process this year. The entries in particular in the areas of installation and video art are strong. If anything the difficult bit has been rejecting works as they all feel so relevant and accomplished in their execution. I tried to locate a theme or international context for the pieces; they seem to combine a personal sensitivity with some political and social awareness. In particular I like many of the titles the artists have given the works, as they seem thoughtful and yet provocative. In the end there seems to be certain sense of poetry running through the pieces like a stream or river of thought and reflection. For me it is always good to see a mixture of video, installation and performance art pieces. Time-based art works can be difficult to read for an audience but this years entries seem to have struck a good balance when handling the particular medium and the concepts involved.

I thought that the delicate use of material with the installed works were excellent. The inventiveness of the video/performance pieces is very exciting and the overall ideas very clever. What this selection reflects I suggest is a sense of global avenues coming together to form worldwide visions, exciting stuff !
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Exhibition Schedule


25th (Monday) October 2010 Exhibition starts 11:00am-6:30pm
26th (Tuesday) October Private View and final selection 6:30pm-9:00pm
28th (Thursday) October Announcement and award ceremony 6:30pm-9:00pm
30th (Saturday) October Exhibition close 11:00am-3:00pm
 
 
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