Attention Artists: The SOLO Award 2016 – Call for entries!

The SOLO Award is an annual contemporary art prize established by WW Gallery in 2012, which recognises independent thinking, going it alone and taking risks.



It is open to artists of any age, working in any medium. The winner receives a cash prize (£2,000) and a solo exhibition at the London Art Fair. 2016 sees the prize money doubled and the award open to international artists for the first time.

The selection panel looks for artists who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd, artists with the strength and foresight to buck the trend and create work that is truly avant-garde. With a focus that stretches further than new graduates, the SOLO Award recognises that artists can be producing outstanding work at any age and any stage of their career and therefore welcomes submissions from anyone aged 18 – 108.


Each year, the SOLO Award invites a fresh, independent panel of art world professionals to choose their winner. Previous judges have included: Danielle Arnaud, Fedja Klikovac, Sarah Monk, Kate Brindley, Cherry Smyth, Lisa Milroy, Alison Wilding, Charlotte Mullins, Ceri HandGill Saunders, Sheila McGregor, Helen Sumpter, Kate Davis and Deb Covell.

2015 SOLO Award winner Kyung Hwa Shon and WW Director Chiara Williams at the London Art Fair 2016. Photo credit: Jay Rechsteiner




Solo exhibition at London Art Fair 2017 + £2000 cash

Deadline for applications:

12pm midday 18 April 2016
Open to UK and International artists of any age, working in any medium Application fee: £25 GBP

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– Harry Dougall


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