Sunday, September 14, 2014

Derwent Art Prize 2014 - Selected Artists

The exhibition for the Derwent Art Prize 2014 opens on the 15th September at the Mall Galleries and I'm going to the Preview tomorrow  evening at which the prizewinners will be announced. (Thanks to Derwent for the invite!)

The announcement of the Derwent Art Prizewinners in 2013
Mall Galleries | Photo © Katherine Tyrrell
The exhibition includes 79 works in pencil by 61 artists.  Unfortunately the website has taken down ALL the works by selected artists after the deadline for the People's Choice Award so it's not yet possible to review them. Hopefully they'll be putting it back up on Monday.

Selected artists for Derwent Art Prize 2014

This is the list of selected artists for the Derwent Art Prize Exhibition 2014. Links in their names are to their websites (if these can be found)

My general impression is that both the entries and selection have moved up a gear this year. Perhaps because of the nature of the artwork selected for exhibition last year and the work selected for a prize? This is a link to a slideshow of selected artworks in the exhibition

Note that the competition is open to international artists and this year some of the selected artists come from outside the UK.

Gabriela Adach - (no website)

Thomas Adam  - graduated with a BA in Drawing and painting from Edinburgh College of Art; also selected for the Catlin Art Prize 2012 and currently without a working website

Margie Andrew-Reichelt - also selected for the Threadneedle Prize 2013 (no website)

Dennis Angel - an American artist who lives in Las Vegas and is currently a professor of painting and drawing at the College of Southern Nevada. He produces drawings I like in coloured pencil or silverpoint

Claire Anscomb - recently graduated from studying Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art, gaining First Class Honours for her work. Using archival material she recreates them in graphite. In 2013 she was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. This year she has also been selected for the Threadneedle Prize exhibition. This is her Tumblr blog clamscomb

Catherine Anyango - she currently works as a tutor in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art.

Izumi Aoki Swaby - includes an artwork titled Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel

Natasha-Anne Aplin - a pencil artist from the North East of England has two works in the exhibition - devolution series and pheasant decomposition

Jeanette Barnes  - Jeanette produces very large drawings in charcoal. This Guardian article has an interview with Jeanette in which she describes her approach to drawing.  In 2013 she won the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Show. Jeanette teaches with the Royal Academy of Arts Outreach Programme and the Prince's Drawing School. Her innovative drawings workshops for schools, college and adults are highlighted on the weexploredrawing website
Jeanette Barnes website
Lynne Bingham - a mixed media, installation artist who graduated from Brighton University in 2005 and maintains a studio in St Leonards

Rafael Bonet - maybe a student at Art Institute of Philadelphia? Another artist in need of a webpage at the very least.

Alison Boult - studied Fine Art at Brighton and did an MA at the Prince's Drawing School.

Jessie Brennan -  A Fall of Ordinariness and Light - selected for the exhibition - mixes a great concept and good drawing.
In 2014, Jessie Brennan was commissioned by The Foundling Museum to make new work for Progress inspired by William Hogarth’s tale A Rake’s Progress. Her work takes the form of a series of pencil drawings responding to the social housing estate Robin Hood Gardens, designed by Peter and Alison Smithson in the late 1960’s and due to be demolished from 2015 as part of the Blackwall Reach regeneration scheme. The drawings are entitled A Fall of Ordinariness and Light and visualise the ‘progression’ of the buildings’ imminent demise, symbolising the fall of social ideals of progress.
Kate Brinkworth -  graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2000 with a first class honours degree in fine art. She seems to be more grounded in photorealism painting than drawing

Giacomo Burattini - a young hyperrealist artist from central Italy; he uses photos as references and draws in graphite and charcoal and cites Time Magazine as a client re. his portrait of Edward Snowdon for their Person of the Year cover)

19:06  © Giacomo Burattini
Graphite pencils and black coloured pencil on watercolor paper
Fabriano 300g hot pressed satinata 60cm x 40cm

Kathleen Burke - This blog post indicates her selected piece is called Temptation and that it's a coloured pencil drawing of chocolates

Caroline Burraway -  creates drawings of people on the margins of society

Patricia Cain - Patricia has a PhD in Art and won the 2010 Threadneedle Prize

Mark Cazalet - artist in residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in 2012 and 2013

Hoi Ngar Chan - graduated in fine arts in the Chinese University of Hong Kong

George Charman -  studied sculpture at Farnham University before going on to complete his MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2009.

Kelly Chorpening - an American artist who is Course Director, BA (Hons) Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts

Anna Coburn - completed an MA (HONS) in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in May 2014; she's interested in surfaces, reflections and textures

Catherine Creaney - a Northern Irish artist who is a regular exhibitor at the The Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition

Father's Hands by Catherine Creaney
Isabelle Cridlig - a French artist

Day-z  - a London based artist who graduated in Fine Art from Central St Martin’s.

Mia de Azevedo  - lives and works in Birmingham, UK. She has two works in the exhibition.

Chris Dunseath - a professional sculptor working in South West England.

Susan Eaton - graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1997 with a degree in Fine Art, Drawing & Painting. She makes detailed drawings of people, objects and landscapes that have a personal connection and significance.

Robert Ewing - an Australian artist who predominantly produces artworks on paper, using a variety of medium including watercolour, graphite, coloured pencil and oak gall ink

Brian Fay - lectures in Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology; currently undertaking a practice led PhD at the University of Northumbria on Drawing, Temporality and the Museum. 

Megan Foldenauer a native Chicagoan, alumna of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a certified medical and biological illustrator

Helen Gardner 

Mathieu Gruet 

Henry Hagger - Five times a finalist in the Laing Landscape Competition and twice a finalist in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

Susie Hamilton - also selected for the Threadneedle Prize

Takayuki Hara - produces detailed imaginative drawings

Sonja Hillen - a Dutch artist

Nicky Hoberman  - she has a BFA from Parsons and an MA from Chelsea School of Art. Her style is a mixture of photorealism and caricature

Anne Howeson - an artist and tutor at the Royal College of Art.

Meaghan Hyckie - a Canadian who moved to England in 2008 and won the Young Artist Prize n the National Open Art Competition
Tegan Iversen - an Australian artist, currently studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing) at the Victorian College of the Arts

Michael Johnson - also has work in the Threadneedle Prize and two works in the Discerning Eye

Javier Jurado  

Ilona Kiss - a Swiss born artist who lives and works in Manchester

Matthieu Leger - a Canadian artist who lives and works in the UK. Graduated with a first class degree in Fine Art from Falmouth in 2009

Robert McPartland - a Welsh contemporary realist artist - usually paints in oil.

Brian Morris - Brian was born in Australia and now lives in Sweden.

Lawrence Nash RWA - elected as an Academician at the Royal West of England Academy in 2013, and was also elected as a council member and Honorary Secretary in 2014
    Katy Sayers Green - Trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University

    Mathias Schech, Nicolas Nicolini - collaborate as part of yaßemeqk

    Catherine Riley - she has produced large scale series of drawings of flesh

    Hagit Shahal - an Israeli artist and illustrator

    Bada Song - a London-based, Korean sculptor. Studied at Camberwell College of Art and won the 2nd prize in Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012.

    Euan G. Stewart - a member of East London Printmakers. He focuses on identity (draws heads) and anatomy (draws skulls). 

    Sally Taylor - lives in Ryedale, Yorkshire. Also exhibiting work in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014.

    Alan Turnbull - the Co-ordinator for Stage Three Fine Art at Newcastle University.

    Garden garage marriage has been selected for the Derwent Art Prize exhibition
    Patsy Whiting - This is her blog. Garden garage marriage (crayon) has been selected for the exhibition. She has a studio in Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire.

    Katarzyna Wiesiolek - a Polish artist

    Ryotaro Yamanaka - born in Yamaguchi,Japan in 1983; draws in charcoal; also submitted a splendid work which was selected for the 2013 Derwent Art prize which I liked a lot, it made it into my shortlist of top ten works last year.
      Noon by Ryotaro Yamanaka was selected for Derwent Art Prize 2013
      As usual, do please contact me via my contact details which you can find in the side column if
      • I've got a website address wrong
      • I've not included a website which actually exists 
      and I'll make the correction as soon as I read the email.

      You can see all the works submitted for the exhibition online including those that didn't make the final cut. These were eligible for the People's Choice Award - but voting has now closed.

      The exhibition continues at the Mall Galleries until 20th September. It will then tour to  Trowbridge Art, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ from the 29 October – 22 November 2014.

      Those thinking about making the trip to London might wish to note that the exhibition for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is showing in the Galleries at the same time.

      Derwent Art Prize - Links to previous blog posts


      • Derwent Art Prize 2014 - Two People's Choice Awards 30 Jul 2014 - The Derwent Art Prize offers two opportunities for the public to vote for the People's Choice Award in relation to the artwork selected for exhibition and - this year for the first time - all entries as well. 
      • The 2nd Derwent Art Prize - Call for Entries 10 Feb 2014 - 2nd Derwent Art Prize - for pencil art: an overview and commentary on Call for Entries plus review of last year re. selected artwork, prizewinners and exhibition.



      1. aw, disappointed that they've only left the thumbnails up for the art. I can't make it down from Yorkshire for the show, and now can't even enjoy previews of the work. I do hope they'll change that approach for the website in 2015.

      2. Me too! I was thinking when I was writing this yesterday that they might be waiting until this morning before putting the big images back up.

        Obviously not!

        Mind you there have been more than a few issues with this website which really need to be addressed. I'm seeing the Derwent people tonight so I'll mention it to them.

        Personally, I don't quite see the point of having just thumbnails. It only creates frustration and a not very good impression.


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