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THE POWER OF ART IN BUSINESS

AN ARTS AND BUSINESS FREE PUBLIC LECTURE in partnership with westbeach

Thursday 29 January 2015

5.00 ­- 6.00pm - Paul Kinvig will talk how powerful the relationship between the arts & business can be in today’s society

6.00 -­ 7.00pm -­ Drinks Reception

FREE PUBLIC EVENT

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JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE EXHIBITION 2014

TheGallery presents the Jerwood Drawing Prize, hosted at AUB for the third time. In 2006 TheGallery was the first venue in the South West to host the exhibition.

2014 marks the 20th Jerwood Drawing Prize, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is a joint initiative, led by Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Drawings are chosen for the exhibition through an open submission process, and considered for inclusion by a panel of three selectors with the perspectives of practitioner, curator and writer. The selection panel changes each year, and the resulting exhibitions reflect the differing interests of each panel.

12 March – 16 April 2015

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:

Includes 51 drawings by 46 practioners, selectrd from 3,234 submitted works.

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, Daniel Wheeler

THE SELECTORS FOR THE JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE 2014 WERE:

  • Gavin Delahunty, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum
  • Dr Janet McKenzie, Author and Co-editor of Studio International
  • Alison Wilding RA, Artist

“The selection was characterised by both instinct and certainty. Indeed the works seemed to choose us, to assert their presence amid the great volume of other works. The drawings chosen stood out by virtue of their capacity to move the viewer emotionally or metaphysically. They also had a discernible candour or resonance that distinguished them from the vast range of works. Drawing is the most direct form of expression yet asserts a very subtle power; it is often an art of absence, a whisper as opposed to a declaration; a suggestion rather than a certitude. The selection process was a remarkable one, for its clear-sighted nature, for the certainty of choice with which the judges concurred.”

— Dr Janet McKenzie
“The brief of over 3,000 drawings to be looked at in less than two days made for an intense but exhilarating experience, and surprisingly there was plenty of time for forensic discussions amongst ourselves. I found my response to some of the drawings to be instinctive and visceral. The show will be intriguing, there are some beautiful drawings and some surprises.”

— Alison Wilding RA

THE PRIZES WERE AWARDED TO THE WINNING ARTISTS AT A CEREMONY ON TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2014

A First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000 and two Student Awards of £2,000 each.

  • First Prize: Alison Carlier, awarded for her 1 minute 15 second audio work entitled Adjectives, lines and marks.
  • Second Prize: Sigrid Müller, from Gower, South Wales for Seed Pods, a mixed media, coloured pencil on watercolour drawing on board.
  • Student Awards (London based art students): Ara Choi (b.1985 Busan, South Korea), awarded for her drawing Mother No.O in pen and crayon and Annette Fernando (b.1991 London, UK), awarded for her drawing Wait a minute, it’s the truth and the truth hurts XIV.
  • Commendation: Sally Taylor, for Confused Head 27, a posca pen and paper collage on a found book cover.

A special exhibition celebrating the 20th year runs concurrently at Jerwood Gallery in Hastings until 15 October 2014. Drawn Together: Artist as Selector features works by previous selectors of the Jerwood Drawing Prize and is curated by Professor Anita Taylor, Director and co-Founder of the Jerwood Drawing Prize since 1994.

For further information on the Jerwood Drawing Prize and tour visit: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014

RELATED EVENTS

EXHIBITION EVENT:

Thursday 12 March

5.00 – 6.00pm – Panel Discussion: The Mark Making Process

Chaired by Professor Anita Taylor,  Dean of Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University

Panel members to include:

  • Pete Symons, Course Leader, BA (Hons) Animation Production, AUB
  • Mike Griffiths Jerwood Artist, 2014

Admission free, but booking is essential (limited numbers).
To book a place, please visit the AUB store.

6.00 – 7.00pm – Formal Opening/Private View

Formal Welcome Address Professor Stuart Bartholomew, CBE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, AUB

SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS (TWO DAYS)

Wednesday 18 / Thursday 19 March 2015

FREE FAMILY DAY – DROP IN

Friday 17 April 2015

11.00am – 3.00pm

Led by Freelance Artist Denise Poote and Freya Pocklington, Prep HE Lector

DRAWING POP-UP EXHIBITION / PROJECT

Monday 16 March – 16 April 2015

Curated by Pete Symons & Phil Beards

In collaboration with BA (Hons) Animation Production , BA(Hons)  Illustration, BA (Hons) Graphic, BA (Hons) Visual Communications and BA (Hons) Fine Art)

Locations: AUB Library and The Satellite Gallery – North Building