Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize Exhibition 2019

I’m delighted to say that my recent self portrait is one of the paintings in the Biennial Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition 2019 at Piano Nobile Gallery, Kings Place. The exhibition opens tomorrow (Friday 24th May) and runs until the end of September.


The history of the exhibition is really interesting. Ruth Borchard was a writer who collected self portraits by British and Irish artists.

She decided to collect self portraits because they were the closest thing to autobiography in visual art and she created a collection of 100 pictures by some very notable names. The prize was started in 2011 and is a biennial open exhibition for self portraits.

You can see the work in the exhibition via the online catalogue and there are some great pieces in the show so I’m doubly pleased that my painting has been included!

The exhibition is at Piano Nobile Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG

One last thing that I found when reading up about Ruth Borchard was this short film which is a charming and fascinating insight to how Ruth built her collection as told by her daughter Katherine Halgarten.

Thank you very much to the organisers and congratulations to all the artists!


About Simon Tolhurst

Visual Artist
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