The Serco Prize for Illustration River Thames Exhibition

The Serco Prize for Illustration River Thames Exhibition

The Serco Prize for Illustration competition was organised by London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators and made possible for the second year running by Serco. A selection of 50 of the shortlisted illustrations are on display until June 3.

The winner of The Serco Prize for Illustration 2011 is Anne Wilson, from Reading in Berkshire, who has illustrated a number of children's books. Anne was one of over 400 artists who responded to the competition brief to submit images that feature the River Thames as an exciting and varied place for Londoners and visitors alike. Winding through the city shows the River Thames flowing through a mass of straight lines and structure, providing a graphic contrast to its manmade surroundings - splitting the city through its middle and yet holding it firmly together. The illustration will be reproduced as a poster and will appear on Transport for London services.

The Serco Prize for Illustration and the exhibition continue Transport for London's legacy of design that dates back over 100 years. The Museum's collection of graphic art is one of the best in the world and includes over 5,000 posters and artworks by famous artists including Man Ray, Paul Nash and Edward McKnight Kauffer.

Melvyn Evans, from Sevenoaks in Kent won the silver prize of £1,000 for Thames People and Tides, which shows bustling activity on and along the River Thames. Melvyn has worked on many projects for publishers and advertisers, and most recently on a commission from Channel 4. Liz Rowland, who is studying at University College Falmouth, Cornwall won the bronze prize of £750 for London Banquet, which portrays the River Thames as the centre piece of London.

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