Search

£10,000 painting prize pot scooped by Newham artist for Bethnal Green Cafe piece

17:00 28 May 2014

Winning entry "Nico

Winning entry "Nico's Cafe"

Archant

An artist from Newham has won a life-changing prize pot after being named the first winner of a new east London painting competition.

East London Painting Prize winner Nathan EastwoodEast London Painting Prize winner Nathan Eastwood

East London Painting Prize winner Nathan Eastwood has won £10,000 and solo show at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow, this year after his work was selected from more than 300 submissions by a panel of curators and artists.

Originally from Scotland but now living and working in Newham, the 41-year-old’s winning entry was a black and white painting of an old man in a café entitled Nico’s Cafe, based on a café just around the corner from his studio in Bethnal Green.

It was created using enamel paint on board and a grey palette.

Claire Gevaux, head of creative programmes at the London Legacy List, said: “We are delighted that Nathan, with his representation of everyday life in east London, has been awarded this prize.”

The prize was created by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park charity The London Legacy List in association with the Goldhill Family, Zabludowicz Collection and Bow Arts.

Latest News Stories

08:00
Hoskins Close residents won a victory on mould in their homes

Tenants and residents celebrated a victory against mould by baking “mouldy” gingerbread house biscuits for the council.

Yesterday, 15:45
Representatives from What You Do Matters with the shoeboxes

Supporters of What You Do Matters have helped the organisation smash their Toy Appeal target by collecting 339 shoeboxes full of gifts.

Yesterday, 11:40
Young patients at the Royal London Hospital receive their gifts. From left:  Rhyanne Gasper, 14, from Newham, Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, and Harshika Partheepan, 4 months, from Newbury Park, with volunteers from the Kindness Offensive Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Children being treated in hospital over Christmas received hundreds of gifts in a surprise visit by well-wishers.

Royal London Hospital
Yesterday, 11:19
The cellar in Betty's old house where she cowered as a child

From the baby-sized gas mask to the make-shift beds, Betty Sexton has had a poignant year saying goodbye to her old belongings.

London

Most read news

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition