Call for Entries: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 23 May

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016
Celebrating the excellence of contemporary drawing in the UK

Artists are invited to submit entries for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is led by Professor Anita Taylor at Bath Spa University and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through its national programme Jerwood Visual Arts and on tour nationally. Selected from original art works, it has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK.

Julie Cockburn, The Mother Ship


This open exhibition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists in the field, and provides those selected with the opportunity to help promote a wider understanding of drawing for future generations.

The 2016 selectors are Glenn Brown, artist; Stephanie Buck, Director of Kupferstich-Kabinett at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; and Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford. They will create an exhibition that explores and celebrates the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is open to all UK based artists, from student to established, working with drawing. The selectors will bring together up to 70 original works for an exhibition as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space, London, from 14 September – 23 October 2016, before touring to venues across the UK.

Alan Turnbull, Self portrait as Anna Akhmatova

The prizes, which will be awarded to the winning artists at a private ceremony on 13 September 2016, are a First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000 and two Student Awards of £2,000 each.

Online registration for artists entering the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 will close at 5pm on 27 June 2016. Once registered, artists are invited to submit their works through one of the regional collection centres.

Deadline for online registration: Monday 27 June 2016, 5pm.

To apply please visit: https://jerwooddrawingprize.artopps.co.uk

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