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Rise Art Prize People’s Choice Launches with Host Oliver Proudlock

Our Rise Art Prize People's Choice competition is hosted by Oliver Proudlock, art lover and fashionista. We find out more about Ollie's artistic inclinations.

By Aimee Morris | 22 Jan 2018

The Rise Art Prize People’s Choice Award is officially open for voting. One of our 25 Rise Art Prize finalists has the chance to win the People’s Choice Award - voted for exclusively by you, the public. Because we believe art isn’t just for the art world, it’s for everybody.



Enter the Rise Art Prize People's Choice prize draw and you could win the following:

  • A whopping £2,000 Rise Art voucher;
  • VIP tickets for you and 2 friends to our awards ceremony and launch party on 8th February at House of Vans, where you’ll be in the company of our esteemed judging panel featuring the likes of David Bailey, Fiona Banner and Gavin Turk;
  • Invitations to curator tours and talks over the course of the 3-week long Rise Art Prize exhibition.


All you have to do is head to the People’s Choice Collection on Rise Art and wishlist your favourite artworks by our finalists. These 25 artists have been chosen from 16,000 artists reviewed all over the world. Showing imitable talent and selected by our expert panels worldwide, they are definitely ones to watch. Don’t forget to register on Rise Art and save your wishlist so you can be in with a chance to win.*


Rise Art Prize exhibition venue, House of Vans. Photo credit: Tim Greatrex.


And if you can even handle any more excitement, hosting the competition is art lover and star fashionista, Oliver Proudlock. Vote for your favourite artworks and you could be the one to rub shoulders with Ollie at our private launch party on 8th February at House of Vans, London.  

How did Oliver Proudlock get into art and what does he love about it? Find out in the Q&A below.


What interested you in the Rise Art Prize?

I think it is an amazing project, helping incredible up and coming talent find their feet and give them a voice to showcase their talent. There are so many amazing artists out there, but sometimes it is hard to be seen, and Rise Art is helping people have a platform to do this. I feel so lucky to be involved.



Why did art appeal to you as the subject of your studies at uni?

Ever since I was very young I always wanted to be an artist. It was my passion throughout my teenage years, and specialising in Fine Art after school was my dream come true.


4:30pm, one of the artworks up in Oliver's home.


Is art still important to your life and work?

Yes 100%. I still see myself as an artist, but rather than using a canvas and paint, I use different mediums to create within Fashion.


Proudlock: My Journey, Part 1


What kind of artwork do you have up at home?

I have some of my mix media paintings, and silkscreen prints, along with some of mine and my girlfriends photography


Another of Oliver's artworks, titled 10am.


Is there a particular period of art that you love?

I am a massive fan of Abstract Expressionism, moving into Pop Art. Robert Rauschenberg is my all time favourite artist.


Wishlist your favourite artworks & be in with a chance to win >>


* See terms and conditions for the Rise Art Prize People's Choice Competition here.

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