Art Prize

  • The Red Mansion Art Prize established in 2002 to promote artistic exchange between China and the UK.

    Each year one student is selected from each of seven of the UK’s foremost art colleges: Royal Academy Schools, Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Slade School of Fine Art, Goldsmiths, and The Ruskin School of Art.

    The Red Mansion Art Prize 2016

    Alvaro Cadet-Barrington Slade School of Fine Art
    Olivia Rowland The Ruskin School of Art
    Natalia Skobeeva Royal College of Art
    Katie Hare Goldsmiths
    Mustafa Boga Central Saint Martins
    Ishita Chelsea College of Arts
    Jack Burton Royal Academy Schools


    During the summer of 2016, the talented winners of the Red Mansion Art Prize will travel to China for one month. They will be provided with studio space and the opportunity to live and work alongside local artists with flights, accommodation and a spending allowance provided for them.

    An exhibition showcasing the works created by the finalists as a result of their experience has been organised by The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. The exhibition will be held at Kendrew Barn at St John’s College, Oxford, from Saturday 25th March through to and including Friday 31st March 2017.

    This year’s panel of Judges was composed of:

    Prof Paul Goodwin UAL Chair of Black Art and Design; Director of TrAIN (Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation)
    Jemima Stehli Artist
    Rosza Farkas Director of Arcadia Missa Gallery
    Ingrid Swenson Director of Peer Gallery
    Nicolette Kwok Director of the Red Mansion Foundation
  • 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