Kleinwort Hambros emerging artist prize

The Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artist Prize was originally launched in 2019 to reward the work of one contemporary artist selected from across the UK. In 2021, in recognition of the challenging economic and social environment, as well as acknowledging the wealth of talent in the UK, Kleinwort Hambros decided to reward three artists, rather than one. 

The award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate artists who have been active on the art scene and whose career would benefit from the visibility and financial support provided by the Prize. The candidates are British nationals or UK based, 35 years or under, and with a body of work that shows significant originality and coherence.

The 15 candidates are nominated by five talented curators from institutions across the UK. After being short-listed, the artists are judged by a prestigious panel of experts from the Arts industry – in previous years the panel was comprised of Aurélie Deplus, Andrew Nairne, Sarah Brown and Melanie Keen. The jury selects the three winners, who are then announced in the Spring at our Emerging Artists Awards event.

This award is the only art prize from a private bank to recognise emerging contemporary artists from across the UK. 

This initiative complements our nationwide approach to serving clients, with an active presence in key regions, including London, Newbury, Cambridge, Leeds and Edinburgh. It also reinforces our vision to be a leading responsible bank for client service and expertise, driven by creativity and innovation.

This award is the only art prize from a private bank to recognise emerging contemporary artists from across the UK. It complements our nationwide approach to serving clients. It also reinforces our position as a forward-thinking bank, driven by creativity and innovation.

The 15 short-listed artists will be judged by a prestigious panel comprising Fiona Bradley, Aurélie Deplus, Andrew Nairne, Sarah Brown and Melanie Keen

The jury will choose the three winners, who will then be announced in April.

Meet the winners (2021)

Ayo Akingbade
Ayo Akingbade
Olu Ogunnaike
Olu Ogunnaike
Shawanda Corbett
Shawanda Corbett

Meet the artists (2021)

Adam Farah / free.yard
Adam Farah / free.yard
Anya Paintsil
Anya Paintsil
Ashley Holmes
Ashley Holmes
Beth Kettel
Beth Kettel
Jake Grewal
Jake Grewal
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami
Libita Sibungu
Libita Sibungu
Phoebe Davies
Phoebe Davies
Rae-Yen Song
Rae-Yen Song
Rebecca Jagoe
Rebecca Jagoe
Renèe Helèna Browne
Renèe Helèna Browne
Tako Taal
Tako Taal

Meet our jury

Fiona Bradley
DirectorFruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh
Fiona Bradley
Aurelie Deplus
Head of Contemporary Art Collection and SponsorshipSociété Générale, Paris
Aurelie Deplus
Andrew Nairne
DirectorKettle's Yard, Cambridge
Andrew Nairne
Melanie Keen
DirectorWellcome Collection
Melanie Keen
Sarah Brown
Principal KeeperLeeds Art Gallery
Sarah Brown

Meet our nominators

Zoe Whitley
DirectorChisenhale Gallery, London
Zoe Whitley
Melissa Hinkin
CuratorArtes Mundi, Cardiff
Melissa Hinkin
Eoin Dara
Head of ExhibitionsDundee Contemporary Arts
Eoin Dara
Angelica Sule
CuratorSite Gallery, Sheffield
Angelica Sule
Robert Leckie
DirectorSpike Island, Bristol
Robert Leckie
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Emerging Artist Prize Winner: Shawanda Corbett
Shawanda Corbett is currently studying her doctorate in Fine Art at Oxford University. She was nominated for the KH...
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Shawanda Corbett is currently studying her doctorate in Fine Art at Oxford University. She was nominated for the KH Emerging Art Prize and emerged as one of our three winners. Her practice is a combination of pottery and performance. We interviewed her to hear about her journey as a creative and the ideas that lie behind her work.
Emerging Artist Prize Winner: Shawanda Corbett
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Introducing Our Three Winners
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Introducing Our Three Winners
Introducing Our Three Winners
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Kleinwort Hambros emerging artist prize 2021
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Kleinwort Hambros emerging artist prize 2021
Kleinwort Hambros emerging artist prize 2021
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