Ledbury Church Lane

“I think that competition judging is like editing: you have to do it in a spirit of utmost integrity and enthusiasm. You have to be looking for the best work, and to feel a leap of enthusiasm when you discover it.” | Theophilus Kwek

Photo by Jeremy Segrott

This is not throwing plates, how
you ask me. Too late for that.
This is a whisper dissection.” | Ila Colley


“Pavements slick from rain and a market at night, risen dripping from the oily roads like a brand new continent… Two little boys sit with faces blue from a screen cupped in four warm hands and there’s plenty of music seeping from the decks but it’s the sound of the sirens that makes the little ones dance.” | Charlotte Newman

Nagra, Daljit_ Free(3)

“Plush red cushions. Red floorboards. Flickering candles and the walls hung with a myriad of mirrors. We were sitting in the luxuriously lit Print Room at the Coronet theatre in Notting Hill, admiring our lush surroundings.” | Suzannah V. Evans

State of the Nation, The Court of Redonda, Stephen Chambers

“Princes, prefects, urchins and poets; these are just a few in a court of luminaries setting sail to Venice. But all is not as it seems, for this royal court is not to be found on the passenger list – all are actually cargo, nestled safely below deck.” | Lucy Binnersley

Yukata Seki

“The silence aches. We find
ourselves small and empty
all cartilage and gristle
where before there
was resonance.” | Anna Kahn

Nicholas Schöffer Lumino 1968 light installation metal motor plexiglass 24x26x22cm

“On entering the doorway of 48 Albemarle Street and walking up its makeshift staircase of simple wooden boards you are taken into a world that couldn’t be more apart from the fleshpots of Mayfair. ” | Anny Carpenter

Copyright: Lisa Brice
Courtesy: Lisa Brice and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

“In 1959 Yves Klein wrote: “blue has no dimensions.” For him, all other colours could be relegated to specific associative ideas that they arouse. Blue on the other hand is boundless and “suggests at most the sea and the sky.” | Siima Itabaaza

PICASSO Minotaure dans une barque sauvant une femme, March 1937, Paris Gagosian

“The Minotaur was a key figure in Picasso’s imagination and art, so much so that the artist once remarked that ‘If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a Minotaur’.” | Suzannah V. Evans