Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016

Visitors' Choice

Lewis Hazelwood-Horner, Salt in Tea

Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Mall Galleries are delighted to announce that after all visitor votes were counted at this year’s Columbia Threadneedle Prize exhibition, Lewis Hazelwood-Horner has won the 2016 Visitors’ Choice Award of £10,000. Hazelwood-Horner also won the major Prize of £20,000 plus a solo show at Mall Galleries during 2016.

This is the first time in the eight-year history of The Columbia Threadneedle Prize that the public vote for best work in show has gone to the Prize winner, chosen by the exhibition’s Selection Panel.

Hazelwood-Horner’s work intriguingly entitled Salt in Tea was painted following a two-year residency at London West End’s famous bespoke umbrella shop James Smith & Sons. The title refers to craftsmen jokingly putting salt or too much sugar in one another’s tea.

“The ambition and pictorial qualities of Hazelwood-Horner’s painting attracted huge visitor support,” said Lewis McNaught, Director of Mall Galleries. “There were several remarkable works in this year’s exhibition, which continued to draw large numbers of visitors, but this work secured the admiration of visitors and other artists alike.”

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