A total of 52 drawings by 46 artists are brought together in this group exhibition as part of the largest and longest- running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.
The works were selected from more than 3,000 submissions by Gavin Delahunty, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum; Dr Janet McKenzie, author and co-editor of Studio International; and Alison Wilding RA, artist.
Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.
Exhibiting artists: Bonita Alice, Ian Andrews, Jemma Appleby, Alan Bond, Jessie Brennan, Alison Carlier, Sarah Casey, Mark Cazalet, Alex Chalmers, Ara Choi, David Cooper, David Rees Davies, Michael Ditchburn, Shaun Dolan, Susannah Douglas, Hannah Downing, Sara Dudman, Gary Edwards, Hilary Ellis, Uta Feinstein, Annette Fernando, Freya Gabie, Hugh Gillan, Tricia Gillman, Elaine Griffin, Michael Griffiths, Ben Hart, Alan Hathaway, Charlotte Hodes, Stephen Hunter, Jonathan Huxley, Alzbeta Jaresova, Aileen Keith, Shivangi Ladha, Laurie Lax, Zoe Maslen, Kate Morrell, Sigrid Müller, Hitesh Natalwala, Peter Ole Rasmussen, Katie Sollohub, Lexi Strauss, Sally Taylor, Katy Wallwork, Diane Welford and Daniel Wheeler.
The four prize winners received unconditional cash prizes as follows: First Prize of £8,000 Alison Carlier; Second Prize of £5,000 Sigrid Müller; and Student Awards of £2,000 each: Ara Choi and Annette Fernando. Special Commendation was awarded to Sally Taylor.
In 2014 the Jerwood Drawing Prize was run in partnership with Drawing Projects UK. The prize is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through its contemporary gallery programme Jerwood Visual Arts. The 20th anniversary of the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition was celebrated in 2014, and in 2015 Jerwood Charitable Foundation marked 15 years of its support for the prize.