AboutThe Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Judged by an independent panel of selectors; Stephen Coppel, Curator of the Modern Collection, Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum; Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director of Drawing Room, London; and Lisa Milroy, Artist and Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, the Prize aims to explore and celebrate the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK. As a response to the ever-growing popularity of the competition, and the present financial landscape of the arts, Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) and Drawing Projects UK are delighted this year to announce an increase in the total prize fund, from £11,000 to £17,000, a rise of over 50%. The selected works will be exhibited at JVA at Jerwood Space, London from 12 September - 28 October 2012, and then tour to venues across the UK including the new Jerwood Gallery, Hastings and mac, Birmingham.
From its beginning, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has championed the breadth of contemporary drawing in the UK. The 2011 exhibition displayed diverse interpretations of drawing and included video installation, collage and embroidery. From a submission of almost 3,000 entries, the selectors have brought together an exhibition of 77 works from 73 artists. The shortlist includes established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art college.
The prizes, which will be awarded to the winning artists at a ceremony on Tuesday 11 September 2012, are a first prize of £8,000, second prize of £5,000 and two student awards of £2,000 each.
Jerwood Visual Arts will host a series of evening events to accompany the exhibition. Events are free but must be booked in advance, for more information please check the Jerwood Visual Arts website.
Address: JVA at Jerwood Space, 171 Union St, SE1 0LN
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 10am 5pm, Sat & Sun 10am 3pm
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