The Signature Art Prize was established by gallery Directors Isobel Beauchamp and Elinor Olisa in 2007 to celebrate and identify emerging artists’ ‘Signature Style’. They define an artist’s ‘signature style’ as being “that which makes an artist unique; a combination of process and method, contributed to by the artist’s own personality which results in a piece that is unique and specific to them.” With their intuitive knowledge of the contemporary art market, they endeavour to fully capture and develop each individual artist’s ‘brand’.

The prize is open to all artists currently studying, and those who have graduated from an arts-based degree within the last 3 years. The competition is divided into the following categories:


We are very pleased to announce that for a second year ACPS has an Alumni student shortlisted for this prize.   This year Kathryn Poole has been shortlisted in the Drawing and Printmaking category and will be travelling to London for the prize ceremony and exhibition of works.

You can view the full list of finalists here:  

Alongside the finalists chosen by the judges, there will also be a ‘People’s Choice’ winner from each of the 4 artwork categories, voted for by the public from all of the competition entrants. These winners will also exhibit at the Gala held in the newly opened Bankside Hotel, a social hub for those passionate about culture, art and food where each will receive a prize. The People’s Choice winners will be voted for via Facebook with Artellite later announcing the results.

To vote, you simply have to like the piece on Facebook. The pieces with the highest number of likes will be included in the Gala, where a secret ballot on the night will decide an overall winner.

To vote on Facebook follow the link here.