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Evening Standard announces Art Prize winner in association with Hiscox

Artist Ashton Attzs won the prize of £10,000 for their painting entitled 'Don't Stay in Ya Lane'. The winning entry was one of over a 1,000 submitted for the second year of the Art Prize answering the brief of ‘progress'.

This year's judging panel consisted of artist and critic Matthew Collings; artist Chantal Joffe; writer and cultural critic Olivia Laing; William Moore, Evening Standard arts editor; Robert Read, head of art at Hiscox; and Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard digital arts editor.

Evening Standard arts editor William Moore, who led the panel of judges said: "In June, the paper put the call out to artists across the country to submit their works under the theme of 'progress'. Our readers did not disappoint. It has been a privilege to be able to display the winning work in the National Gallery."

Robert Read, head of art and private clients, Hiscox UK and Ireland, added: "The competition has moved from strength to strength, with an even more dazzling array of submissions. I am amazed at the hidden pool of artistic talent that lies out there and it has been wonderful to be involved with the Evening Standard to help unearth what is probably only the tip of the iceberg."

The Evening Standard partnership with insurance company Hiscox started in 2016 and includes sponsorship of all art coverage in print and online on the dedicated standard.co.uk art channel.

by Jessie Sampson 08/11/18

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