2012 Genesis Prize – Presentation Evening
Monday, 2 April 2012
On 26 March, John Studzinski, Founder and Chairman of the Genesis Foundation, hosted the selection evening to choose the inaugural winner of the Genesis Prize. Launched in 2012 as part of the celebrations to mark the Genesis Foundation’s first ten years, the £25,000 Genesis Prize is a unique award recognising an outstanding mentor of young artistic talent.
On this evening the six shortlisted candidates, Marc Boothe (B3 Media), Hamish Dunbar (Café Oto), Tom Morris (Bristol Old Vic), Nadine Mortimer-Smith (Opera in Colour), Joe Scotland (Studio Voltaire) and Polly Staple (Chisenhale Gallery) each gave a short presentation to the panel of judges comprised of Elyse Dodgson (Royal Court Theatre), David Lan (Young Vic Theatre), David Pountney (Welsh National Opera), Lord Rogers (architect), John Studzinski (Genesis Foundation), Dame Janet Suzman (actress and director), and Dr Paul Thompson (Royal College of Art).
After deliberations, Hamish Dunbar, Founder and Director of Café Oto, which presents experimental music and sound art in Hackney, was announced as the first recipient of the Genesis Prize. Read more about the Genesis Prize here.
From top left: John Studzinski and Hamish Dunbar, Joe Scotland, John Studzinski and Nadine Mortimer-Smith, Tom Morris, Polly Staple, Marc Boothe.
Center, from left to right: David Pountney, Lord Rogers, Dame Janet Suzman, John Studzinski, David Lan, Dr Paul Thompson, Elyse Dogson.