Episode 12

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Show Me the Monet, Series 2 Episode 12 of 15

Duration: 45 minutes

Facing the Hanging Committee is Stacy, 24, from London. She left college last year with a first class degree in embroidery, but she is currently paying the bills working as a waitress in an upmarket steak restaurant. She is eager to get the chance to exhibit her work and network with others in the industry. Will her piece, entitled Botanical Gardens and made from a stitched line of videotape wound around pins, get her through?

Anne originally studied fine art in her native Ghana, but when she came to England in the 1980s her own art practice took a back seat as she strove to pay the bills. Anne has now decided to have a go at becoming an artist full time, but money is a bit tight so she is under real pressure to make a living from her art. Getting through to the exhibition could help turn the corner for her. But will the judges think her oil painting of a vibrant fish market is good enough?

Alan, 31, a photographer from North Wales, spent ten years working in a factory before realising he had hit a low point and wanted something more from his life. Art has helped Alan beat depression and getting through to the exhibition could be the start of a bright new future. Will his photograph entitled Empty Space be enough to complete his journey from factory worker to fine artist?

  • Gavin Oliver Devine

    tx12 Gavin Oliver Devine

    Age: 27

    From: Belfast

    Title: I Am Another (2011)

    Medium: Lightjet print on Fuji crystal archive paper

    Dimensions: 63 x 63 cm

    Guide Price at exhibition: £450

    Sale Price: Unsold (no bids)

     

    Judges' Votes

    David - Yes

    Roy - Yes

    Charlotte - Yes

  • Stacy Brafield

    tx12 Stacy Brafield

    Age: 24

    From: London

    Title: Botanical Gardens (2011)

    Medium: Video tape and pins

    Dimensions: 56 x 66 cm

    Guide Price at exhibition: £625

    Sale Price: £625.25

     

     

     

    Judges' Votes

    David - Yes

    Roy - Yes

    Charlotte - No

  • Anne Blankson-Hemans

    tx12 Anne Blankson Hemans

    Age: 51

    From: Northampton

    Title: Harbour Market at Elmina ii (2008)

    Medium: Original oil on canvas

    Dimensions: 85 x 85 cm

    Guide Price at exhibition: £1,500

    Sale Price: Unsold (no bids)

     

    Judges' Votes

    David - Yes

    Roy - Yes

    Charlotte - No

     

Credits

Executive Producer
Damon Pattison
Executive Producer
Damon Pattison
Series Producer
Alison Kreps
Series Producer
Alison Kreps

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