31 August - 04 September 2021
Black Roses is a series brought to you through a mangle of studio visits and conversations held over the last year. Moore’s work explores what she refers to as ‘wildness’ in contemporary painting, a term which she feels both speaks to her approach within her own practice and suggests the larger state of contemporary painting as seen through the lenses of art history and the current discourse surrounding the medium.
Emily Moore is the winner of the 2021 Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize.
The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust was established in 2006 after the death of Valerie Beston (1922-2005), who was renowned for supporting and nurturing the careers of many of the leading artists working in London throughout her extraordinary fifty-year career.
The charity was established to support artists at the beginning of their careers; it has since collaborated with the Royal College of Art to award an annual prize to a postgraduate student selected from its degree show. The prize comprises a studio for a year at SPACE, a financial contribution towards materials, tutorial support generously provided by the RCA, and a solo exhibition at the end of the year, held since 2020 at Ordovas.