This year’s winners of the artsdepot Open, a diverse exhibition of work by emerging and established artists from Barnet and beyond. have been announced.

Jenna Waldren (pictured), Jan Chan, Lemos Djata and James Williams have been awarded for their outstanding artistry by a jury including representatives from Turner Contemporary and the National Portrait Gallery.

Now in its 14th year, it is an opportunity for artists from Barnet and across the UK to have their work shown publicly, and for our audiences to experience high quality visual art in a variety of mediums.

Sara Dziadik of Shape Arts, Fiona Parry of Turner Contemporary and Amanda Munro of the National Portrait Gallery joined artsdepot staff on the judging panel. There have been prizes awarded to the two most distinguished works by artists currently living, studying or working in the London Borough of Barnet. This includes a first prize of £750 and a second prize of £250. An artsdepot Open prize of £500 has been awarded to an artist based outside of the borough and a young artist aged 13 to19 has also been honoured.

This year’s First Prize winner was Jenna Waldren for Sarah, the Second Prize went to Jan Chan for LOOP. The artsdepot Open Prize was awarded to Lemos Djata for Mestre da música tradicional (master of the traditional music) and James Williams was named winner of the Young Artist Prize for ROYALTY.

The artsdepot Open exhibits the work of artists and aspiring artists in the Apthorp Gallery, visited by 10,000 people each year, for visitors from Barnet and beyond to access and experience a wide variety of high quality work. This year’s artsdepot Open exhibition features a range of mediums including ceramics, mixed media, painting, photography, video and printing and many of the works in the exhibition are for sale. 32 artists are included in this year’s selection.

artsdepot Open 2018 can be seen until Saturday 1 September. Entrance is free.