“The selfie has given self-portraiture a bad name; this important prize aims to reclaim its status as a mainstay of art practice exemplified by Rembrandt’s powerful late self-portraits, to Frida Kahlo’s unforgettable images of herself lying prone and pain-ridden in bed.”
(Will Gompertz, 2021 Prize Judge)
Visit Coventry Cathedral between Monday 17 May and Monday 28th June 2021 to see the Ruth Borchard Collection’s Self-Portrait Prize 2021. The Prize is the only art competition of its kinds to focus exclusively on self-portraiture. Previous winners have included Celia Paul (2011), Benjamin Ogbebor (2017) and David Dawson (2019).
The 2021 winner will receive the £10,000 Ruth Borchard Prize. Along with other distinguished entries, the winning work will be acquired for the Ruth Borchard Collection’s Next Generation Collection.
Please note: Visitors may be required to book a free ‘Cathedral Admission’ ticket to visit Coventry Cathedral when it reopens in Spring 2021. Please sign up to our events mailing list to stay up to date on the above. Sign up HERE.
The Cathedral is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and from 12noon to 3pm on Sundays. Please only visit with people from your household or support bubble (maximum group size six). All Visitors are required to wear face coverings apart from those who are exempt. Additional information about restrictions due to Covid-19 government guidelines will be released if required. For more details on the changes we’ve made, and visiting guidance, visit the Coventry Cathedral website.