Jerwood Drawing Prize 201417. Sep - 26. Oct 14 / ends in 5 days JVA at Jerwood Space
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm // Saturday & Sunday 10am – 3pm
Launching its 20th exhibition this year, the Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. The 2014 exhibition will be on display at Jerwood Space, London from 17 September – 26 October 2014.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize is a joint initiative led by Drawing Projects UK and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, in association with Bath Spa University. It is delivered through the Jerwood Visual Arts programme showing in London and on tour nationally. Selected from original drawings it has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK.
The longevity of the project is a testament to the appetite of the artists producing work and the continued interest of audiences visiting the exhibition, making it one of the most popular shows in the Jerwood Visual Arts programme.
“Since establishing the project in 1994 we have exhibited 1,743 drawings in the 19 exhibitions held to date, and have had the immense privilege of working with phenomenal artists, selectors and supporters to gain and raise the understanding of the wealth and diversity of contemporary drawing practice in the UK today.”
Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize and Dean of Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University.
This open exhibition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists in this field, and provides those selected with the opportunity to help define a wider understanding of drawing for future generations.
The 2014 selectors are Gavin Delahunty, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum; Dr Janet McKenzie, author and Co-editor of Studio International; and Alison Wilding RA, artist. They will create an exhibition that explores and celebrates the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK. Up to 70 works will be brought together for an exhibition at Jerwood Space, London from 17 September – 26 October 2014. The exhibition will then tour to venues across the UK, including Cheltenham, Bideford, Bournemouth, and Leeds.
The prizes, which will be awarded to the winning artists at a ceremony on Tuesday 16 September 2014, are a First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000 and two Student Awards of £2,000 each.
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