We're delighted to announce that our panel of judges have selected their Top 13 finalists for Portraits from the Precipice, our climate change art prize with Octopus Energy. We were planning to choose a Top 10, but the quality of the work was so great, that we decided we should work to the number 13 instead, which feels appropriate because it is the number of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 13 related to climate change.
The finalists have all been invited to attend a prize giving event at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on 20th February, at which the first, second and third prize winners will be announced. The first prize winner will receive £10,000 from Octopus Energy, the second prize winner will receive £1,000 and third prize winner will received £250 of Cass Art vouchers. Artfinder will also announce a 'People's choice' award for the artwork from the finalists which receives the most favourites between now and the 20th February.
In alphabetical order of titles, the 13 shortlisted artworks are:
Boy Conducting a Cloud by Rory Mitchell
Deforestation by Neha Soni
Dockside by David Baker
Gas by Andrea Vandoni
Intruder (Energy) by Mangzi Tian
It seemed like such a good idea by DB Waterman
Last year's model by Stephen Beer
Lost bottle, lost planet, lost people by David Gill
My planet - balloon by Lena Smirnova
Swimming against the tide by Jane Wilson
The future's in our hands by Zoe Elizabeth Norman
What can you do for the ocean? by Anita Kaufmann
Tree Canopy by Joanna Farrow
The shortlisted works can be purchased through our Octopus Energy Art collection and all commission from sales will be donated to renewable energy charity, Renewable World.
Header image credit. DB Waterman