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With a first prize of £8,000, who will win the coveted Jerwood Drawing Prize?

Jerwood Space Visual Arts Drawing Competition Pencil Sketch

the Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for excellence, and for promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.

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The longevity of the prize, which has been running since 1994, is a testament to the appetite of the artists who make drawings, and the continued interest of audiences visiting the exhibition, making it one of the most popular shows in the Jerwood Visual Arts programme. A total of 60 works by 58 artists, including one collaboration, have been carefully selected for exhibition by the panel: Dexter Dalwood (artist), Salima Hashmi (artist, curator and writer) and John-Paul Stonard (art historian).

According to Stonard: “The Jerwood Drawing Prize is one of the most important art prizes in the UK, and unique for focusing on the medium of drawing. It was inspiring to see the range of entries, not only drawings in the traditional sense, but also drawing as a process seen through other media, including sculpture and video. The drawings selected were those that had the energy of a personal vision, and showed dedication to the medium.”

The First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000 and two Student Awards of £2,000 each, will be announced and awarded to the winning artists at the preview on 15 September. The exhibition will be on display at the Jerwood Space, London from 16 September – 25 October 2015.

JERWOOD VISUAL ARTS
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street
SE1 0LN
t: 020 7654 0179
w: www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

Jerwood Space Visual Arts Drawing Competition Pencil Sketch

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