At Minerva, we’re delighted to be sponsors of the East London Art Prize, run by Bow Arts.  The inaugural competition last year received nearly 500 applications. It’s been a privilege over the past year to be able to support the shortlisted artists, and most recently to see the success of the winner Kat Anderson’s presentation of her solo exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery – including recent media coverage.

METAL – interview with Kat Anderson and Joana Urtasun

Elephant Magazine

The exhibition, ‘Mark of Cane’ is an at times traumatic journey into colonial histories of the sugarcane industry, the Transatlantic Slave trade and their horrific legacies. It is an immersive exploration of notions of homecoming, voyeurism, expulsion and reclamation and wrestles with questions around the projections and (mis)representations of blackness that black bodies experience.

Minerva is very much looking forward to the launch of the 2025 process in the coming months.