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The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize is aimed at supporting, encouraging and mentoring emerging women painters.

Each year, 22 artists are chosen from this competition to exhibit in London. This exhibition offers a genuine opportunity for emerging women artists to further their career and for art collectors to invest in the future of the art-world’s emerging talent. 

Now in its 5th year, this art prize run by Women in Art CIC, has become the highlight of the art awards calendar. Prizes are awarded in a number of categories including the top award of The Holly Bush Painter Prize. Conceived in Hampstead and named after the local pub -The Holly Bush - this a truly local enterprise counting Dame Emma Thompson among its sponsors. But despite its local roots, it is now truly international and attracts entries from around the globe. 

This year’s exhibition promises to be exceptional, as it incorporates last year’s finalists and winners alongside the yet to be announced winners of 2022. 

Entries for the prize are open until 1st May. For more details, visit:


Opening hours

The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize finalists will be exhibiting at Lauderdale House’s Lower and Upper Galleries during gallery opening times from Wednesday 7 June to Monday 4 July 2022.

Please note that the gallery may close at short notice due to private events. To avoid disappointment, please check our most up-to-date opening hours by clicking here or calling us on 020 8348 8716 the day before your visit.

The usual gallery opening hours are:

  • Monday / Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday: 11am - 3pm
  • Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Painting of a coffee shop front

By Jennifer Schamotta

Abstracted painting of a beach

By Checka Levi Morenos

Painting of a man smoking by the window

By Lisa Timmerman

Painting of koi fish in a pond

By Loraine Wilson

Surreal painting of a field
Dancer on a checkered floor