The aim of the Jerwood Drawing Prize is to recognise and support all those UK based artists who currently work in the field of drawing. It will explore and celebrate the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.
Details of the 'Call for Entries' are below - with links to all the relevant information you need if you;re contemplating entering
But first a little about what last year's competition was like........
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011
This is what the selectors had to say about the 2011 competition
To say we were bowled over by the response to this year’s Jerwood Drawing Prize would be an understatement. Last year we received the highest number of entries to date for this exhibition. By close of the deadline in June 2011, artists from across the UK had left these figures far behind. 1,779 artists from students to established practitioners submitted work for consideration. Our selection panel had an enviable and challenging task, physically reviewing 3,354 works across the two day process. As in previous years it was an impressive opportunity to survey a broad variety of ways of thinking, seeing and discovering through drawing, from a range of perspectives and practices.This was the drawing done by Gary Lawrence the winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. the drawing is titled Homage to Anonymous.
|Winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011|
Homage to Anonymous (2011)
by Gary Lawrence
Gary Lawrence spent nearly a year working on his 1.8m by 1.2m (6ft by 4ft) picture using a pack of ten budget pens which he inked on to the backs of old Woolworths advertising posters.You can download the Catalogue for the 2011 exhibition - I recommend that anybody contemplating an entry should definitely read this.
When the 51-year-old completed a picture based on the Kalymnos port in Greece he could not afford to frame it. Instead the part-time cleaner rolled it into a tube and posted it to judges.
The work, entitled Homage To Anonymous, beat 60 shortlisted artists to win this year’s prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize.
For 2012, there has been a 55% increase in the prize fund which this year totals £17,000.
- First Prize: £8,000,
- Second Prize: £5,000
- Two student awards of £2,000 each.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning artists at a ceremony on Tuesday 11 September 2012.
Selectors for Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012
The selectors for this year's competition are all very well versed in contemporary drawing practice. They are:
- 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, UCL
Who can enter?
This competition is open to students and established artists - who are resident or domiciled in the UK. It's anticipated that over 2,000 artists will enter work this year.
Domiciled is a curious legal term which usually relates to tax and is actually quite complez! It means you are a permanent resident.
Domicile is not the same as nationality or residence. .....broadly speaking you have your domicile in the country that is your 'real' or permanent home which, if you have left, you intend to return to.So, other than the UK citizen who lives in the UK, here's a couple of examples of people who are eligible to enter other
You are domiciled in the country where you have your permanent home. Domicile is different from nationality or residence. You can only have one domicile at any given time.
HM Revenue and Customs - Domicile
- if you're currently studying abroad but your permanent home is in the UK.
- If you are a foreign national but you are now normally resident in the UK (eg have permission to stay; pay tax here)
- Artists can register to enter up to three drawings for consideration.
These are the key documents which would you can download in PDF format - just click the link in the title
- This is the third year that the Jerwood Prize is using an on-line registration process. It helps to reduce the use of paper and also speeds up the application process.
- This is the registration website.
Please note, only artists who have registered by 5pm on the 18 June 2012 will be able to submit works for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012.
- Deadline for registration is 5pm on Monday 18 June 2012.
- Work can be submitted via the collections centres throughout the country, which in 2012 will be located in Cardiff, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Falmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle and Norwich, ending in London on Saturday 30 June 2012
- details of the the ‘Submission & Collection Timetable’ can be found in the Downloads/Links section of this website and on this pdf document
- The fees are on the high side and vary between handing in and are slightly more expensive if work is submitted via a regional submission centre. This is because the latter includes the cost of transport - which to my mind is a very sensible arrangement as it avoids the vagaries of how much transport costs.
- hand in to London Submission Centre - Standard Entry: 1 work = £18;
- hand in to Regional Submission Centre - Standard Entry: 1 work = £22
The selectors will aim to choose between 50 and 70 drawings for an exhibition at JVA at Jerwood Space, London from 12 September - 28 October 2012. The exhibition will then tour to venues across the UK including to the new Jerwood Gallery, Hastings.
Note: The Jerwood Drawing Prize was established in 1996 as the annual Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition. when The Jerwood Charitable Foundation became the principal sponsor of the Prize in 2001 and it was renamed the Jerwood Drawing Prize . The Jerwood Drawing Prize is part of Jerwood Visual Arts and is run in partnership with Drawing Projects UK.
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