The Winner of the BBC TV Contest
The TV contest for young artists organised by the Charles
Saatchi Gallery in London was won
The exhibition is held within the framework of the Hermitage 20/21
The work by Eugenie Scrase Trunkated Trunk represents a piece of a tree trunk on a crooked fence. Scrase found a tree that fell on a metal fence in east London. She asked the owner of the house if she could have the piece of the trunk as well as the damaged section of the fence.
The School of Saatchi was created by the Saatchi Gallery, it is a project aimed to discover new talented British artists. In Autumn, 2009 the BBC channel featured a TV documentary series about the School and the idea of beauty in the contemporary art.
In the Saatchi School following a selection process six finalists received an opportunity to perfect their skills under the supervision of the leading British artists in an art school established especially for them. The work of the winner, Eugenie Scrase, selected by the Saatchi Gallery, the artists Tracey Emin and Matthew Collings, broadcaster, art critic and Frank Cohen and Kate Bush, Head of the Art Department of the Barbican Gallery is exhibited in the State Hermitage at the exhibition Newspeak: British Art Now.
As a grant the winner has also received a free studio for 3 years in Chelsea provided by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery.
Upon the closing of the exhibition in the State Hermitage, an expanded version of this exhibition will open at the Saatchi Gallery in London (from summer 2010 till January 2011).