Monday, May 16, 2016

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016: Call for Entries

The 22nd Jerwood Drawing Prize, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, is calling for entries from artists.

The deadline for registering up to three entries is 5pm on Monday 27 June 2016.

The Prize aims to promote the breadth in drawing practice and celebrate excellence in contemporary drawing in the UK. This post contains images from last year's exhibition.

EXHIBITION: You can see The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 exhibition at the Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 between 14th September and 23rd October 2016. It will then tour as an exhibition various venues across the UK (details to be supplied).

PRIZES: There are some significant prizes - for drawing which will be awarded at a ceremony on 13th September.
  • First Prize – £8000
  • Second Prize – £5000
  • Two Student Awards of £2000 each

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016

Who can enter?

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is open to
  • artists resident in the UK
  • everybody who works with drawing from students to established artists.
Only artists who have registered online by 5pm on 27 June 2016 will be eligible to submit their drawings to the Submission Centre.

    What can you enter?

    As usual, the competition says precisely nothing about what it considers to be drawing. You consequently are given the latitude to interpret it as you see fit.

    Eligible works MUST:

    • NOT exceed three in total
    • have been made since January 2015
    • be authenticated by the artist in an appropriate place (eg signed and dated on the reverse of the work or frame)
    • NOT exceed 2.5m in any dimension when framed.
    • be presented within ONE frame (even if they are composite works - diptychs, triptychs, polyptychs and the like)
    • be secured within a robust and durable frame suitable for fixing to the wall using mirror plates, going on tour and repeated hanging
    • OR be submitted with a secure packing case and/or protective packing suitable for a tour PLUS instructions for installation. This particularly applies to fragile pieces.
    • be available from the date of submission until the end of the 2016/17 UK Tour - although in their wisdom the administrators forget to tell us when that might be!  
    Note that a piece might be refused entry at any Submission Centre should the work be deemed too fragile for submission and/or handling.

    If you want to submit your drawing as a moving image, you must do this in MP4 or AVI format on a non-returnable USB memory stick. You also have to say how long the work lasts on the submission form.

    How do you enter?

    You submit work via online registration. Works are then submitted via regional Submission Centres.

    These are the:
    See the Rules and Guidelines for additional and more detailed instructions

    Submission centres are:
    • London - Wimbledon College of Art Merton Hall Road London SW19 3QA Friday 8 July: 10am - 4pm Saturday 16 July: 10am - 3pm Saturday 9 July: 10am - 3pm
    • Bath - Bath School of Art and Design The Hub, Room T1,15 Sion Hill Bath BA1 5SF: Monday 4 July: 12pm - 4pm 
    • Belfast School of Art University of Ulster York Street Belfast BT15 1ED Belfast: Monday 4 July: 2pm - 6pm 
    • Aberystwyth - Aberystwyth University, School of Art Buarth Mawr Aberystwyth Ceredigion SY23 1NG: Wednesday: 6 July: 9.15am - 4.45pm 
    • Cheltenham - University of Gloucestershire Hardwick Campus St Paul's Road Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL50 4BS Tuesday 5 July: 10am - 4pm Thursday 21 July: 11am - 4pm -
    • Glasgow - Centre for Contemporary Arts The Clubroom 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD: Monday 4 July: 11am - 6pm 
    • Leeds - The Tetley 1st Floor Galleries, Hunslet Road Leeds LS10 1JQ Tuesday 5 July: 9am - 4pm 
    • Plymouth - Plymouth Arts Centre 38 Looe Street Plymouth PL4 0EB Tuesday 5 July: 10am - 5pm 
    • Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Fine Art Department, King Edward VII Building, King Road's Entrance, Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU Monday 4 July: 9.30am - 5pm 
    • Norfolk - Art Academy East 2 & 3 Aldiss Court Dereham Norfolk NR19 1TS Monday 4 July: 10am - 4pm 


    The independent panel of three selectors will choose up to 70 drawings for the exhibition. Their remit is to
    ...create an exhibition that explores and celebrates the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.
    The selectors for 2016 are:
    • Glenn Brown, artist - these are his drawings
    • Stephanie Buck, Director of Kupferstich-Kabinett at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. She used to be the Curator of drawings at the Courtauld Gallery and coordinated the exhibition and research activities of the IMAF Centre for the Study and Conservation of Drawings at The Courtauld.
    • Paul Hobson is Director of Modern Art Oxford. He was the Director of the Contemporary Art Society between 2007 and 2013.
    As always I invite you to consider what is known about the selectors as their personal preferences are inevitably influential in terms of who gets selected for the exhibition.

    Those submitting drawings will find out if their work has been selected by email by Friday 15 July 2016.

    Jerwood Drawing Prize - previous blog posts

    You may find some of my past posts about this Drawing Competition to be helpful in deciding whether or not to enter

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