Recording Britain Now

28 Jun 2014 – 10 Oct 2014

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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The John Ruskin Prize 2014


The Campaign for Drawing, in collaboration with the Guild of St George, is launching the second year of a new art award, The John Ruskin Prize. The second John Ruskin prize is open to all amateur and professional artists 18 years and over, living and working in the UK. Recording Britain Now invites artists to present fresh, contemporary visions of their urban, rural or social environment. Drawings, paintings, watercolours, prints, textiles, digital art and mixed media are welcome. Photographs, sculpture, sound installations and film are not eligible. This is a unique opportunity to join the ranks of earlier well-known commentators on the state of the nation! First Prize: £1000 and an opportunity to exhibit in the Millennium Gallery Sheffield during the major exhibition originated by the V&A, Recording Britain. Runners-up (15): Inclusion in Recording Britain NOW, the exhibition of short-listed John Ruskin Prize artists in the Millennium Gallery Sheffield, 28 June — 12 October 2014, partnering the major V&A exhibition, Recording Britain. This is a unique opportunity to join celebrated visual commentators on the state of the nation, and of nature under threat, from the original wartime recorders such as John Piper and Michael Rothenstein to more recent observers like Richard Long, David Nash, and Laura Oldfield Ford. Visit our website for more details. Entry deadline: 7 April 2014 I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw. John Ruskin


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