Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016

Exhibition in TheGallery

30 March – 27 April 2017

TheGallery, AUB

A touring exhibition presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Jerwood Visual Arts.

The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, this exhibition showcases the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, helping to define a wider understanding of the role of drawing in creative practice.

This year 61 works by 55 artists have been selected from 2,537 submissions from across the UK by Glenn Brown, Artist, Curator and Director; Stephanie Buck, Kupferstich-Kabinett at Staatliche Kunstammlungen Dresden and Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford.

Prize Winners

The year’s first prize of £8,000 has been awarded to Solveig Settemsdal (b. 1984) for her video, Singularity. The second prize of £5,000 has been awarded to Anna Sofie Jesperson (b. 1992) for her ball pen on tracing paper work, Sid in Bathtub. The two student awards of £2,000 have been awarded to Jade Chorkularb (b. 1971) and Amélie Barnathan (b. 1991) respectively.

Exhibiting Artists

Farina Alam, Nathan Anthony, Rachel Bacon, Jo Barber, Amelie Barnathan, Deborah Boyd Whyte, Nici Bungey, Caroline Burraway, Lewis Chamberlain, Jade Chorkularb, Kelly Chorpening, Małgorzata Dawidek, James Eagle, Kristian Evju, Kate Fahey, Mike FitzGerald, Gillian Foot, Christopher Fry, David Gardner, Sue Gilmore, Gill Gregory, Nicola Grellier, Heather Hancock, Michael Hancock, Summer Howard, Julia Hutton, Bruce Ingram, Adriana Ionascu, Lottie Jackson-Eeles, Anna Sofie Jespersen, Ben Johnson, Helen Jones, Tae Yeon Kim, Samuel Little, Jude Lunn, Penny McCarthy, Shona McGovern, Richard McVetis, Catrin Morgan, Eleanor Morgan, Craig Morris, Marion Piper, Messua Poulin-Wolff, Tyler Reed, Raji Salan, Annie Samuel, Solveig Settemsdal, Martyn Simpson, Helen Thomas, Kevin Tole Thomas, Treherne Kazuya, Tsuji Vandana, David Winthrop and Aishan Yu.

Exhibition Tour

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 is a nationwide touring exhibition. It will be on show at the following venues between 2016 and 2017:

Jerwood Space, London – 14 September – 23 October 2016
The Edge, Bath  – 4 November – 16 December 2016
Turnpike Arts Centre, Leigh  – 14 January – 12 March 2017
The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth – 30 March – 27 April 2017


Jerwood Drawing Prize

Jerwood Drawing Prize is committed to championing excellence and promoting the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. In offering emerging, mid-career and established artists a national platform to exhibit their work, the exhibition has established a reputation for developing new insights into the role and value of drawing in artistic practice today. 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.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop at important stages in their careers. The aim of its funding is to allow artists and art organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity. It works with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts.

Since the inception of the programme in 2006, Jerwood Charitable Foundation has channelled a total of £4m, working with more than 1200 visual artists, writers and curators from across the UK and supporting a wealth of research and new commissions for audiences now reaching 60,000 a year.

Bath School of Art & Design

Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University, was founded in 1852 and has been nurturing the talent of artists and designers ever since. Bath Spa University is a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, became the Dean of Bath School of Art & Design in June 2013.

Drawing Studio Auction

In the spirit of a University that privileges drawing, we issued paper and a pencil to renowned artists in the UK, inviting them to make their mark on this project and help us celebrate the opening of the Drawing Studio in 2016. If you are inspired by the drawing in this exhibition we are currently inviting sealed bids to purchase the individual works.

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