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Landmark Partners with Art in Offices on Competition for Student Artists

Landmark Partners with Art in Offices on Competition for Student Artists
06 April 2022

London’s art students could see their work showcased publicly and win a series of prizes as part of a competition from Landmark Space and Art in Offices.

Artists can submit their work for display at Landmark’s new signature centre, The Lighthouse in King’s Cross. Opening in April 2022, this space is a mixture of private office space and co-working areas, along with a bar and roof terrace for networking.

Landmark is looking to display eye-catching, thought-provoking art and will source it through the Landmark Student Art Prize. Students of Central Saint Martins and other London arts schools are invited to submit pieces using their medium of choice, including drawing, painting, illustration, sculpture, interior design, installation art, printmaking, photography, textiles and materials, fashion photography, graphic design, or 3D design.



Picture: a photograph of a communal area at The Lighthouse in King’s Cross, showing a kitchen and seating area. Image Credit: Landmark


Student Art Prizes


The artist whose work secures the most votes from the competition’s judges will win a £5,000 cash prize, with the runner-up taking home a £2,000 prize. The artist earning the third-highest number of votes will win art materials and tools to the value of £1,000 to help them keep creating, while the fourth-place winner will receive a 3-month membership for The Lighthouse’s Club Space - valued at £400 - to provide an inspirational place to get some work done. 

Artists are encouraged to submit multiple works for consideration. All submissions will be on display in The Lighthouse in King’s Cross for a 12-month period, and Landmark clients will have the option to purchase pieces.

Additionally, all artists who submit their work for consideration will be represented by Art in Offices for 12 months. 

Speaking of the competition, Landmark’s Chief Revenue Officer Gemma Foord said: “As a company Landmark has a rich history of collecting and displaying art in our spaces, so it seems a natural progression to launch this exciting art prize to support the artists of the future.”

This sentiment was echoed by Katie Henry, Director of Art in Offices: “I’m incredibly excited to be able to deliver this art prize for Landmark. Enabling access to art has always been at the core of what I do!”


Art for Wellbeing in Workplaces


The presence of art in workplaces is thought to have several benefits. Research by the University of Exeter's School of Psychology suggests a strong link between an employee’s surroundings and their overall engagement. Studies saw participants take on a series of tasks in a workspace that was either lean (bare and functional), enriched (decorated with plants and pictures), empowered (allowing the individual to design the area) or disempowered (where the individual’s design was redesigned by a manager).

People working in enriched spaces were 17 per cent more productive than those in lean spaces, but those sitting at empowered desks were even more efficient — being 32 per cent more productive than their lean counterparts without any increase in errors.



Submit Work for the Landmark Student Art Prize


Students should submit their work for consideration before 11:59 pm on 19 April 2022.

More information and the competition’s full terms and conditions can be found here: 




Main Picture: a photograph of a person sitting at a desk surrounded by pots of paintbrushes and paint. The person is using a paintbrush and smiling. Image Credit: Pexels

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 06 April 2022


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