A short list of finalists will be selected by a panel of art professional and artists to exhibit at The House of St Barnabas.
The panel includes:
An artist, curator and founding director of the Winter Pride Art Awards, Simon has curated critically acclaimed exhibitions at the Southbank Centre, Tower of London, Film Museum, Canal Museum and Bankside Gallery. Simon promotes emerging and established artists through public exhibitions and charity
events, and is the Community Advisory Board Arts and Literature Advisor for Pride in London. He also helps judge the Life after Stroke Awards and is a writer for Artlyst, the UK’s most popular art information website.
BBC Art, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent, Brenda has had a long-standing and consistent media career, combining creativity and journalism across television, radio, print and on-line output. Brenda recently presented Venice Biennale: Britain’s New Voices for BBC2, following a group of rising,
diverse artists as they launch the first ever Diaspora Pavilion in a Venetian palazzo during the Venice Biennale. In this film made before the Grenfell Tower tragedy, one of the artists featured is 24-year-old photographer Khadija Saye who died on 14 June in her home at Grenfell Tower.
Self-taught sculptor, Frances has risen to the top of her profession having sculpted HM The Queen and a wide variety of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport. Recent commissions include Lord Julian Fellowes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Joanna Lumley and Sergei Polunin. Frances is a
founding panellist of the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards, and a supporter and patron of young and new artists through her charitable work with Children and the Arts and the Life after Stroke Awards.
With 15 years experience working in the arts, Higher Education, LGBTI advocacy and research, Suzanne recently completed her doctoral research in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at Middlesex University. Suzanne was the director of Transgender Network Netherlands, and initiator and author of
one of the first LGBTI children’s rights reports in the world, which was discussed and responded to by the Dutch Parliament. She has worked together with universities, the Dutch government and international NGOs including Defence for Children and Human Rights Watch. Suzanne’s art has been exhibited,
presented and published in museums, galleries, artist-run spaces and (online) magazines in the UK, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and United States. She has been awarded grants from Middlesex University, the Mondriaan Fund and Mama Cash, and was shortlisted for
a Dutch national art criticism prize. Suzanne is the co-organiser of the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards’ interdisciplinary study day hosted by Goldsmiths’ Women’s Art Library in October 2017.
Art Manager at The House of St Barnabas not-for-profit members’ club, Ki helps manage their art programme, The Collective, which captures the essence of the charity’s ethos of collaboration and its commitment to nurturing talent. Ki studied at Central Saint Martins, graduating with an MFA in Fine Art.
As a practicing artist, he specialises in meticulously rendered drawing, working on private commissions and collaborating with clients including Paul Smith and 1 Granary Magazine.