Dame Emma Thompson is teaming up with Hampstead's Zebra One Gallery for the 2020 edition of the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize.

The competition celebrates, supports and mentors aspiring female artists. 

The winner will receive The Women In Art Fair Award, a £1,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition in the art space at Cass Art Islington and the chance to see their work displayed for one month at Zebra One Gallery.

Speaking about her involvement, Dame Emma said: "I'm absolutely delighted to contribute towards this art prize and once again offer my support for this wonderful initiative to help the arts and women artists in particular.

"This year is proving a difficult one for everybody, and I hope that this prize will go some way to supporting women artists through this crisis. I look forward to seeing the winning entry late in the summer."

In addition to the winning painting, 21 runners-up artworks will feature in the finalist exhibition in the Peggy Jay Gallery at Burgh House, Hampstead, from 22 to 26 July.

The second prize is a cheque for £500 and the third is £250-worth of Cass Art vouchers.

Entries close at midnight on 16 June.

To enter, visit:  ecclestoneartagency.com/holly-bush-emerging-woman-painter-prize.html