The Batsford Prize judges are delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for this year’s award. The theme for 2018 was ‘Craving Colour’ and the works were judged by industry professionals Vaughan Grylls, Anne Kelly, Sara Mulvanny, Clara Vulliamy, Gemma Williams, Neil Dunnicliffe and Tina Persaud. The winners and runners up for each category, as well as the winner of the Cass Art Award, and the winner in the international illustration category will be announced in May.
Monica Bonomo, MA Fine Art, Arts University Bournemouth
Lying with the Sawfish
Jazmin Donaldson, Master of Fine Art in Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London
Ronnie Houselander Cook, Master of Fine Art, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Elena Mananskaya a.k.a. Le Mana, BA Fine Art, Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of The Arts, London
Elliot Nehra, Fine Art: Painting, University of Brighton
Megan Priestley, Masters in Fine Art, Arts University Bournemouth
Maia Weerdmeester, BA (Hons) Fine Art and Crafts, Doncaster College
Eyes of the 60s
Chloe Benham, Textiles Design, Arts University Bournemouth
Maximalism Meets Minimalism
Louisa Bishop, BA (Hons) Textiles, Arts University Bournemouth
Beauty by the Sea
Mollie Gorman, BA (Hons) Textiles, Arts University Bournemouth
Victoria Paulley, MA Textile Design, Norwich University of the Arts
Florian Scheucher, MA Architecture, Royal College of Art, London
Louise Towers, BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design, Leeds Arts University
What Are They Waiting For?
Zoe Wenban, BA (Hons) Textile Design, Falmouth University
Craving Colour in Loneliness
Ginnie Bateman, BA Illustration, University of South Wales
Sophie Burrows, MA Children’s Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
Ruth Martin, Illustration, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee
Lauren Morsley, BDes Illustration, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee
Terri Po, Illustration, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Craving Colour – Colour is Power
Maryam Saira Ashfaq, BA Fashion Level 4, Leeds Arts University
Harry Woodgate, BA Hons Illustration, University of Hertfordshire
Children’s Illustration, presented by Pavilion Children’s Books
Jo Berry, MA Children’s Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
Harriet Hobday, MA Children’s Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
The Star in the Forest
Helen Kellock, MA Illustration, The Glasgow School of Art
Kate Read, MA Children’s Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
The Scientists and The Giant Arctic Jellyfish
Chloe Savage, MA Children’s Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
Robyn Wilson-Owen, MA Children’s Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
Miss Meng Jiang Weeping the Great Wall
Bo Yang, MA Children’s Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
Emma Astill, Textile Design, Arts University Bournemouth
Ode to Hamburg
Svea Beckedorf, BA Fashion Design Womenswear, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Slot Swosh Tear Pop Poke Squish
Rose Dutton, BA Fashion and Textiles, University of Portsmouth
Poppy Howell, BA (Hons) Fashion, University of Lincoln
Evangelina Rodriguez, Fashion Design, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Fathima Saheela, Textile Design – BA (Hons), London Metropolitan University
Ely Yili Cao, BA (Hon) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Meet the judges
Vaughan Grylls is a photographer, author and artist. His photography has been shown in the Photographers’ Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery and the Arnolfini. He is represented in several public collections, including the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, the Contemporary Art Society, Pfizer, Unilever and the Arts Council of Wales. From 1996 to 2005 Grylls was Chief Executive of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he founded the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester, and serves as Emeritus Professor.
Anne Kelly is a textile artist and tutor. She trained in Canada and the UK and now teaches and speaks to guilds and groups. Her work is exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions, including private collections in the UK and abroad, the Vatican Collection in Rome and at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto. She was recently artist-in-residence at Sussex Prairies Garden in West Sussex and exhibited at the international World of Threads Festival and the Prague Patchwork Meeting. She is the author of Textile Nature and Textile Folk Art.
Clara Vulliamy started off her artistic career studying at Chelsea School of Art, The Ruskin in Oxford, and The Royal Academy. She has illustrated over 35 children’s books and has been published by HarperCollins, Orchard Books, Random House, Walker Books, Egmont and Kingfisher. She is the daughter of author and illustrator Shirley Hughes, with whom she created the Dixie O’Day series. Her most recent book is Picking Pickle, with text by Polly Faber.
Sara Mullvanny is a freelance illustrator who works with a wide range of clients creating book covers, editorial and commercial illustrations.
Gemma A. Williams
Gemma A. Williams is a fashion curator and writer living in London and holds an MA in Fashion Curation from London College of Fashion. She has worked for prestigious museums internationally including the Modemusuem, Antwerp (MoMu), and The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum on Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibition. She has programmed and co-curated the academic programme of events and exhibitions at London College of Fashion’s flagship gallery Fashion Space Gallery.
Neil Dunnicliffe is the Publisher of Pavilion Children’s Books.
Tina Persaud is the Publishing Director of Batsford.