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Beck's art nominations announced
Jamie Shovlin's work
UK artist Jamie Shovlin is included in the shortlist
The nominations for this year's Beck's Futures contemporary arts prize have been announced.

The thirteen artists up for the 20,000 award include sculptors, film-makers and illustrators working in the UK.

High-profile judges include Cornelia Parker, Martin Creed and the Chapman brothers. The public will also be asked to cast their votes.

Oxford-born Christina Mackie scooped last year's prize, her artwork praised for being "subtle, poetic and complex".

As well as judging the awards, Cornelia Parker, Martin Creed and the Chapman brothers also selected the nominees.

The panel of judges also includes artists Yinka Shonibare MBE and Gillian Wearing.

According to the organisers, they were looking for artists who "genuinely and uniquely demonstrated the impulses and relevance of the contemporary UK art scene".

'Incredible energy'

Cornelia Parker said they had decided on the short-listed artists because they represented a snapshot of the "incredible energy and range" of the contemporary art scene.

"We also wanted to create a truly dynamic exhibition and given that it is occurring across three venues this year, it seemed a great opportunity to support a wider number of artists," she said.

The shortlisted artists, who are all under 35 years old, will get a share of an 18,000 pot - with the winner taking the 20,000 prize.

Matt Stokes, from Cornwall, is shortlisted for his film restaging a Northern Soul Dance event in a church.

Their work will be displayed at three art galleries around the UK - ICA, London on 31 March; CCA, Glasgow on 8 April; and Arnolfini, Bristol on 13 April. The winner will be announced on 2 May.

The contenders:

Pablo Bronstein - UK - film / installation / performance / drawing
Stefan Brueggemann - Mexico - Installation
Richard Hughes - UK - Sculpture / installation
Flavia Mueller Medeiros - Brazil - Performance / photography / film
Seb Patane - Italy - Painting
Olivia Plender - UK - Installation / illustration
Simon Popper - UK
Jamie Shovlin - UK- Drawing / photography / painting
Daniel Sinsel - Germany - Painting
Matt Stokes - UK - Film
Sue Tompkins - UK - Performance
Bedwyr Williams - Netherlands - Installation / drawing / performance
Blood 'n' Feathers - UK - Painting / drawing / performance

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