Anniversary Art Prize

  • The Red Mansion Anniversary Art Prize


    The Red Mansion Foundation will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020. Over the past twenty years we have been running the Red Mansion Art Prize, inviting seven students from participating colleges to China and exhibiting the works they have made inspired by these travels.

    In 2019 we are reversing the roles and are planning a special artistic exchange for the representatives of the participating art colleges to visit China. As always, each artist will be invited to spend four weeks in China and participants will be asked to produce a body of work inspired by their travels. This will culminate in an exhibition to be held at one of the participating colleges in 2020.

    Representatives from all seven colleges will be participating in this one-off exchange;

    Royal Academy Schools Eliza Bonham-Carter
    Royal College of Art Professor Juan Cruz
    Chelsea College of Art Martin Newth
    Central Saint Martins Alex Schady
    Slade School of Fine Art Kieren Reed
    Goldsmiths David Mabb
    The Ruskin School of Art Dr Anthony Gardner


    We are pleased to be able to continue our mission to promote artistic exchange between China and the UK with this special edition of the exchange. The regular student Art Prize will resume in 2020.
  • In 2007 The Red Mansion Foundation established the first Red Mansion Art Prize from China to the UK. The Foundation selected two students from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing to come to London for a one month residency.

    The winners of the Chinese Red Mansion Art Prize 2007 were:


    “If you’re not in China, you’re not playing the game”
    Lester Thurow, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology