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Coventry Cathedral Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB
Until Mon 28 Jun 2021
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The Self-Portrait Prize 2021 by the Ruth Borchard Collection

Mon 17 May 2021 to Mon 28 Jun 2021
Coventry Cathedral
Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB Show on map
Duration: Available during Cathedral opening hours 10am-4pm Mon to Sat & 12:30pm-3pm Sun





Activities and events labelled as 'Taking Place In Cov 2021' have not been produced or commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust but are taking place during the City of Culture year.

“The selfie has given self-portraiture a bad name; this important prize aims to reclaim its status as a mainstay of art practice exemplified by Rembrandt’s powerful late self-portraits, to Frida Kahlo’s unforgettable images of herself lying prone and pain-ridden in bed.”
(Will Gompertz, 2021 Prize Judge)

Visit Coventry Cathedral between Monday 17 May and Monday 28 June 2021 to see the Ruth Borchard Collection’s Self-Portrait Prize 2021. The Prize is the only art competition of its kinds to focus exclusively on self-portraiture. Previous winners have included Celia Paul (2011), Benjamin Ogbebor (2017) and David Dawson (2019).

The 2021 winner will receive the £10,000 Ruth Borchard Prize. Along with other distinguished entries, the winning work will be acquired for the Ruth Borchard Collection’s Next Generation Collection.
Please note: All visitors will be required to book a free ‘Cathedral Admission’ ticket to visit Coventry Cathedral when it reopens in Spring 2021.

The Cathedral is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and from 12noon to 3pm on Sundays. Please only visit with people from your household or support bubble (maximum group size six). Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All Visitors are required to wear face coverings apart from those who are exempt. Additional information about restrictions due to Covid-19 government guidelines will be released if required. For more details on the changes we've made, and visiting guidance, visit the Coventry Cathedral website.

Please note: All visitors will be required to book a free ‘Entry and Exhibition’ ticket to visit Coventry Cathedral and view this exhibition, please ensure you book your ticket for a date that is within the period of time this exhibition is on display.

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For more info on the shortlisted artists visit.

Shortlisted Self-Portrait Artists

Access information

This venue has flat floor access however there is some uneven ground on the site. 


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