PETER DAVERINGTON has been shortlisted in a world-wide competition to find the top 100 Painters of Tomorrow.
The project, developed by London gallerist Kurt Beers from Beer.Lambert Contemporary, in collaboration with publishers Thames and Hudson, will ultimately result in a book featuring the 100 selected artists, and a major exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. From 4,300 entries, Daverington is one of 427 artists shortlisted, who hail from 47 countries in total, with only 10 other Australians being included.
Kurt Beers was inspired to begin the project due to what he felt was a 'marked trend in which many talented artists – in this particular case, painters – were growing increasingly frustrated due to what they felt was an overwhelming lack of opportunities directed toward them,' - find the interview here.
Judges of the final list of 100 painters include: Cecily Brown, Sir Norman Rosenthal, Yuko Hasegawa, Gregor Muir, Suzanne Cotter, Suzanne Hudson, Philip Tinari, and Barry Schwabsky.