This renowned, innovative and high-profile Prize recognises how contemporary artists embrace the art of the past. More recently, the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize was developed to celebrate excellence in contemporary ceramics.

The fifth edition of the Prize was the most international to date with 730 applications from 66 countries. The Exhibition featuring 20 fine artists and 15 ceramicists in La Galleria Pall Mall, just a few steps away from the National Gallery, was a remarkable event of the Frieze week.

While the exhibition has now ended, we are looking forward to the forthcoming events of the art year. Young Masters also tours continuously throughout the year, offering a wider audience the opportunity to engage with the debates between contemporary art and art history.

Learn more about our unique biennial Prize for contemporary artists and ceramicists who respond to the art of the past.

Oliver Jones, Gold Leaf Face Mask, 2016, Pastel on Paper


Find out about our international programme of exhibitions, events and art fairs featuring Young Masters alumni from 2009-19