Art Prize

  • You are invited to The Red Mansion Art Prize Exhibition

    This year’s exhibition is organised by the Ruskin School of Art and
    curated by artist and Ruskin tutor Ian Kiaer.

    Exhibition dates: Saturday, 25 March – Friday, 31 March, from 10am – 4pm daily

    Kendrew Barn, St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition

    Find out more here:

    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. 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.

    The seven artists who undertook their residencies in China in 2016 and are exhibiting this year are:

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


    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


    Please visit the CSM website to hear about Mustafa Boga reflecting on his experience in Beijing during the Red Mansion residency.

  • 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