AAP: Visual Horizons, Eleanor Clayton

As part of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2017/18 Call for Entries, we shine a spotlight on members of the award’s dynamic Judging Panel. Each year, a line-up of experts selects the winning works from a shortlist. Eleanor Clayton, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield, joined representatives from the V&A, the RCA, York Museums Trust, Ikon Gallery, Hiscox and Glasgow School of Art to decide upon the Main and Emerging Prize recipients.

At The Hepworth Wakefield, she contributes to the care, research, development and display of the gallery’s collection and contemporary arts programme. She previously worked as Assistant Curator: Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Liverpool, and Assistant Curator: Public Programmes at Tate Britain and was involved in coordinating the 2008 Duveens Commission, Martin Creed’s Work No: 850 at Tate Britain. Prior to this she held research posts at the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery, and has worked on new commissions by leading artists such as Martin Creed, Alexandra Bircken and Frances Stark.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is open for submissions. There are two awards for entry: the Main Art Prize and the Emerging Art Prize. The Emerging Art Prize is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years. The Main Art Prize is open to all, including those eligible for the Emerging Art Prize. Prizes include up to £5,000 for the winner; participation in a group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica; editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine; publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists for both longlisted and shortlisted artists; £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton; and art books courtesy of Prestel.


Entries are open for the Aesthetica Art Prize until 31 August.

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1. VOID, Bruit Blanc, 2015. Longlist 2017. Courtesy of the artist.