Summer Exhibition 2014 prizes announced

Published 9 June 2014

Wolfgang Tillmans RA announced as winner of the Charles Wollaston award.

  • Each year the Royal Academy awards a number of prizes for outstanding works within the Summer Exhibition.

    The prestigious £25,000 Wollaston Award has been won by Wolfgang Tillmans RA for his work Greifbar 1. Presented to the ‘most distinguished work’ in the exhibition, the award is one of the most significant art prizes awarded in the country.

    Wolfgang Tillmans is one of the Royal Academy’s most recently elected Academicians and although he was elected in the category of painter, his work is primarily photographic. Greifbar 1 was created in the darkroom, without the use of a camera, using light and light sensitive paper. It is the first time that a photographic work has won the Wollaston Award.

    The Judges for this year’s award were Mali Morris RA, Richard Cork and Alexandra Harris. The shortlisted artists included Marlene Dumas Hon RA, Sean Scully RA, Mick Moon RA, Charles Hewlings, Michael Craig-Martin RA and James Turrell Hon RA.

  • Wolfgang Tillmans RA, Greifbar 1

    Wolfgang Tillmans RA, Greifbar 1.

    Inkjet print. 250 x 370 cm. Photo: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour.

  • Other prizewinners

    Arts Club Charitable Trust Award
    £2,000 for a work in any medium by an artist under 35 years of age
    Pauline Emond, Regarde De Tous Tes Yeux

    Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture
    £10,000 for a sculpture
    Conrad Shawcross, Paradigm

    Hugh Casson Drawing Prize
    Prizes for original works on paper in any medium, where the emphasis is clearly on drawing.
    £1000 to Barbara Sykes, Two People
    £2500 to Sait Mingu, Bounce
    £1000 to Michael Landy, All the Saint Catherine Wheels from the National Gallery Collection
    £500 to Andy Drummer, New York

  • British Institution Awards
    Four prizes of £1,000 each are awarded by the Trustees of the British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the UK. Students entering paintings, works on paper, sculpture and architecture will be eligible for the awards.
    Max Bolton, Promenade Study 05
    Wuon-Gean, Unending Forest
    Pauline Emond, Regarde De Tous Tes Yeux
    Mark Whithorn, Family Portrait

    The Sunny Dupree Family Award for Female Artist
    Prize of £3,500 a painting or sculpture
    Cathie Pilkington, Reclining Doll

    London Original Print Fair Prize
    Prize of £2,500 for a print in any medium
    Katherine Jones, A Thaw

    The Rose Award for Photography
    £1,000 for a photograph or series of photographs.
    Ackroyd and Harvey, Blaakow

    Summer Exhibition 2014 is at the RA from 9 June - 17 August 2014.

    Summer Exhibition is sponsored by Insight Investment