Yesterday the Mall Galleries in London opened two exhibitions: 1) Lynn Painter-Stainers
in the Main Gallery and 2) Transcending Boundaries 2014
in the North Gallery and Threadneedle Space (CLICK
). The latter is the leading platform for contemporary West African art. The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, worth £25,000 overall, was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation. First prize is £15,000. The winners were announced yesterday by art dealer and historian Philip Mould OBE, but the website hasn't caught up with this news at the time of writing; it's still showing last year's winner (CLICK
). Shown is James Lloyd's Red Studio
. Look carefully and you'll see the artist and his studio reflected in the red balloon. Cleverly done. Admission to this show is free. Both shows run until Saturday 22 March.