Jerwood Drawing Prize

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The Jerwood Drawing Prize, formerly the Cheltenham Open drawing competition, is the United Kingdom's leading award in contemporary drawing. It is claimed to be the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.[1] It was established in 1994 to promote excellence in contemporary drawing practice.[2]

Funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and organised by Wimbledon College of Art,[3] the exhibition is open to entry by all artists resident or domiciled in the United Kingdom. It takes place annually, and includes an exhibition of all the shortlisted drawings at Jerwood Space which then forms a touring exhibition.[4]

In 2004 approximately 2,000 entries were received.[5]

In 2011 the competition accepted approximately 3,500 entries. A first prize of £6,000 and a second prize of £3,000 were awarded. In addition there were two student awards, each with a £1,000 prize.[1]

Winners[edit]

Previous major prize winners include:[6]

  • 1994 - Sharon Beavan
  • 1996 - Kenny Lowe
  • 1997 - Rebecca Salter
  • 1998 - Wynn Jones
  • 1999 - Anna Mazzotta
  • 2000 - David Connearn
  • 2002 - Adam Dant
  • 2004 - Sarah Woodfine[5]
  • 2005 - Juliette Losq
  • 2007 - Sophie Horton
  • 2008 - Warren Baldwin[2]
  • 2009 - Mit Senoj (AKA Tim Jones)[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joes Villarreal (Ed.) Gary Lawrence is awarded the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011, artdaily.org, 15 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-08
  2. ^ a b Jerwood drawing winners revealed, BBC Entertainment News, 17 September 2008. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  3. ^ "Jerwood Drawing Prize". Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Retrieved 2010-01-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009". ArtRabbit. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  5. ^ a b Jerwood drawing winners announced, BBC Entertainment News, 22 September 2004. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  6. ^ Wimbledon School of Art, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, 2001 archive. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  7. ^ Anita Taylor Artist Anita Taylor reveals the winners of this years' Jerwood drawing prize, The Guardian, 19 September 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-08.