BP Portrait Award 2004

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Past exhibition archive 
17 June - 19 September

Wolfson Gallery

Admission Free

 

Images from the BP Portrait Award 2004
The BP Portrait Award 2004 received 955 entries.

There were four prizewinners and fifty others selected for exhibition.


The Miracle by Stephen Shankland  oil on board - © The Artist

The Miracle
by Stephen Shankland
oil on board
© The Artist

1st Prize

Cash prize of £25,000 and a commission

Stephen Shankland (b.1971) is a Scottish artist and graphic designer living and working in Aberdeenshire. He studied at Grays School of Art and has exhibited widely, including in the BP Portrait Award 1999. The Miracle is a portrait of Stephen's wife Kelly and son Connor, who was born prematurely in January 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Louise Tiplady by Paul Harris  oil on canvas - © The Artist

Louise Tiplady
by Paul Harris
oil on canvas
© The Artist

2nd Prize

Cash prize of £6,000

Paul Harris (b.1967) is an artist and stonemason based in Herefordshire. He studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art before taking an Advanced Diploma in architectural masonry and carving at Weymouth College. After working as a stonemason on Hereford Cathedral he set up his own stone carving and masonry business and his portrait is of his business partner Louise Tiplady. Paul returned to painting a year ago and this was the first work which he completed.  

 

 

 

 

 


Head Full of Smiles by Fergus Mayhew acrylic and oil on board - © The Artist

Head Full of Smiles
by Fergus Mayhew
acrylic and oil on board
© The Artist

3rd Prize

Cash prize of £4,000

Fergus Mayhew (b.1963) studied at the Royal Academy and is now a full-time father living in Devon. He has been a regular exhibitor in the BP Portrait Award in recent years and this year has been short-listed for his portrait of his mother, Bunty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Self-portrait bySara Shamma oil on canvas - © The Artist

Self-portrait
by Sara Shamma
oil on canvas
© The Artist

4th Prize

Cash prize of £2,000

Sara Shamma (b.1975) is a Syrian artist living and working in Damascus. She is a graduate of the Adham Ismail fine arts institute and Damascus University where she studied fine art. She has exhibited and won awards in Syria as well as contributing to group shows in Europe, Canada and the Middle East. Her short-listed portrait is one of an ongoing series of self-portraits.

 

 

 

 


Judging Panel

  • Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery (Chair)
  • Susan Ferleger Brades, Director, Hayward Gallery
  • John Keane, Artist
  • Trevor Phillips OBE, Chair, Commission for Racial Equality
  • Des Violaris, Director, UK Arts and Culture, BP