Friday, July 06, 2012

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012: Selected Artists

78 works from 73 artists have been selected for The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 from a submission of almost 3,000 entries.  This post lists those artists together with links to their websites.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 aims to champion the breadth of contemporary drawing in the UK by exploring and celebrating the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice.

It is also the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

Winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011
Detail of Homage to Anonymous (2011)
by Gary Lawrence
Shortlist and Selectors

The shortlist for the prize is a complete mix of established artists, relative newcomers and students who've just graduated from art college. For more about the parameters of the competition see my post Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012: Call for Entries

The independent panel of selectors were:
  • Stephen Coppel, Curator of the Modern Collection, Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum; 
  • Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director of The Drawing Room, London; and 
  • Lisa Milroy, Artist and Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art
Jerwood Drawing Prizes

There's more than one!  Prizes are due to be awarded to the winning artists on Tuesday 11 September 2012.

The prize fund has been increased this year from £11,000 to £17,000, a rise of over 50%.
  • The Jerwood Drawing First Prize is £8,000, 
  • There's also:
    • a second prize of £5,000 and
    • two student awards of £2,000 each.
Artists selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 Shortlist

The artists short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 are:

Three works selected
Two works selected
One work selected

When searching for websites for the above, what was interesting to note is:
  • how easy it is to see which are the artists who are searched from most online.  
  • how easy it was to find the vast majority of websites.

The exhibition reflects the diverse interpretations of contemporary drawing exemplified by selected artists.  Last year's exhibition included video installation, collage and embroidery. 

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 Exhibition will be held:
  • AT: Jerwood Space, 171 Union St, SE1 0LN
  • BETWEEN: 12 September – 28 October 2012 (Mon-Fri10am–5pm, Sat&Sun10am–3pm 
  • ADMISSION: Free 
  • NEAREST TUBE: Southwark, London Bridge or Borough 
  • TWITTER: #JDP12 @JerwoodJVA
The exhibition will then tour to venues across the UK including 

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.

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