Sovereign Art Foundation
Candlestar was responsible for the development and design of the Sovereign Art Foundation. The European Art Prize was launched in April 2005 at London’s Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre.
Candlestar recruited expert nominators and a high-level international panel of judges led by Sir Peter Blake and including Tim Marlow, Jarvis Cocker, Bryan Ferry, Jorge Molder and Ami Barak. We were also responsible for the management of all aspects of the competition including liaison with the participating artists. The Candlestar team curated the awards exhibitions of the final 30 selections at Bonhams and the Rochelle School. We also as secured important partnerships with a range of organisations including Bonhams, the Guggenheim, the A Foundation and Kids Co.
Candlestar also successfully organised a number of high-profile events related to the prize, including the Charity Auction Event in aid of the Sovereign Art Foundation.
Image: Marek Schovanek, Triptych Faith, Hope and Charity (Detail)