As The Threadneedle Prize exhibition draws to a close at the

Mall Galleries, the selectors David Rayson, Micheal Sandle RA and Dr Xavier Bray

select Patricia Cain’s piece from the shortlist of seven works.

Patricia Cain will receive the £25,000 Threadneedle Prize for

her piece, Building the

Riverside Museum
, with artist duo Boyd & Evans receiving £10,000

for the Visitors’ Choice Award for their piece, Clee

Hill 2009

Of the 2,185 original submissions, only 46 were chosen by

the selectors to appear in the exhibition, which aims to present a coherent

portrayal of the contemporary world, whilst championing fresh pieces of

figurative art.

A new event, Critics’ view, saw personalities such as Jon

Snow and Jeremy Paxman select a piece from the selection and explain the reason

for their choice to an open audience.

The exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London is due to

close on the 18th September. Admission £2.50, Concessions £1.50

(Free to Friends of the FBA, Art Fund Members, Westminister Res-card holders

and Under 16’s).