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The HIX Award 2015 opens applications at the Cock’n’Bull Gallery, Shoreditch, London.

Sunday, 31st May 2015.

HIX Award © Cock'n'Bull Gallery, London

HIX Award © Cock’n’Bull Gallery, London

The HIX Award is a professional occasion for artists to exhibit their works. It has been created for current students and recent graduates. It is a chance to participate to a group exhibition at the very significant CNB Gallery, in Shoreditch, London. The work will then be presented to a panel of esteemed and diverse judges including Tracey Emin, who will decide on the 2015 HIX Award winner.

Participants will also win £500 of HIX dining vouchers, a trip to HIX townhouse in Lyme Regis and a feature in the autumn issue of HIX magazine. The HIX Award 2015 edition will be the third of this appealing competition.

HIX Award gives the opportunity to exhibit to a network of famous judges. The judging panel is extremely broad, with influential personalities, and more judges are to be announced soon.

The HIX Award itself was designed by Damien Hirst, a friend of Mark Hix. The trophy spells out ‘HIX’ – the finger on tongs being the ‘H’, the champagne flute the ‘I’ and the knife and fork the ‘X’.

Above CNB Gallery, Tramshed has two pieces of artwork by Hirst specifically made for the restaurant. The monumental ‘Cock and Bull’ formaldehyde work, which is elevated above diners of the restaurant, was created for the opening of Tramshed and is part of Hirst’s ‘Natural History’ series.

To apply, visit the page Applications are accepted until midnight on Friday the 10th of July 2051; those received after this date will not be considered.

Located in the basement of Mark Hix’s Shoreditch restaurant Tramshed, CNB Gallery was opened in 2012 as a dynamic space for contemporary artists. CNB Gallery gives to artists the opportunity to showcase their work, considering from the established to the neophyte.

Mark Hix is one of the most famous chefs and restaurateurs in London, but also a passionate art admirer and collector. He opened the gallery at the same time he opened restaurant Tramshed, London, in 2012. Above CNB Gallery, Tramshed, London, has two pieces of artwork by Hirst purposely created for the restaurant opening, the monumental ‘Cock and Bull’ formaldehyde work.

Director of CNB Gallery, Rebecca Lidert, shares his vision to build a flourishing and inspirational space that supports artists whilst also referring to a broad audience.

Conditions for application are the following:

  • You can only enter one piece of artwork in the competition.
  • The work submitted must have been created within the last three years.
  • The artist can submit up to 5 images of their chosen piece.
  • The images can be sent in any format, but each image must be smaller than 10MB.
  • At least one photograph must show the completed piece in its entirety with a blank background.
  • Work must be available for the group exhibition at CNB Gallery (drop off work on 3rd August 2015, collected on 4th September).
  • Expenses and transportation of the artworks are the responsibility of the artist.
  • Applications close on Friday 10th July at midnight, we will not be able to consider applications submitted after this deadline.
  • If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at:

The HIX Award is at the Cock’n’Bull Gallery, Shoreditch, London – applications deadline is the 10th July 2015.

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