The Moth Art Prize 2017

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The international art & literature magazine, The Moth, which features poetry, interviews, fiction and art – from the likes of Cesar Santos, Michael Carson and Lu Cong – is inviting artists worldwide to enter The Moth Art Prize.

The Prize consists of €1,000 plus a two-week stay at The Moth Retreat in a beautiful lakeland setting in rural Ireland, described by the Irish Times as ‘rustic but cosy, pared back but comfortable, and full of eclectic touches, witty and warm’.

The Moth Art Prize is open to anyone over the age of 18 – professional or otherwise – as long as the work they send is their own and is 2D and figurative or representational in style. All one need do to do to enter is send along 5–10 images of their work along with an entry fee of €20.

The inaugural winner, British painter David Piddock, whose work is widely collected and in public collections including the Museum of London, had this to say about the prize: ‘A lot of credit should go to The Moth, always wonderfully idiosyncratic and beautifully designed, for launching the prize and responding to figurative painting, largely ignored by the contemporary art scene. We have nothing like it in the UK.’ One of Piddock’s winning paintings appeared on the autumn 2016 cover of The Moth.

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