Artists are invited to submit entries for the new edition of drawing competition titled Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. It has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK.
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 through its contemporary gallery programme Jerwood Visual Arts in London and on tour nationally.
Guildeline for submission:
• Work should not exceed 2.5m in any dimension when framed.
• Composite drawings must be presented within one frame.
• All projections (including mirror plates, d-rings and picture wire) MUST be removed from frames before submission in order to protect other works.
• Works that cannot be mirror plated must be accompanied by full installation instructions and if selected, the artist may be required to provide suitable fixings.
• Each drawing should be authenticated by the artist in an appropriate place, i.e. signed and dated, on the reverse of the work or frame is acceptable.
• Frames MUST be durable for handling and hanging purposes throughout the selection process, exhibition and tour. Perspex frames should be submitted in a packing case for protection during transportation and storage.
Clip-framed glass or metal frames are not eligible as they are dangerous for our handling team.
• Any unframed works submitted for consideration by the selection panel must be provided with adequate protective packaging and clear handling instructions for the selection process, exhibition and national tour.
This open exhibition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists in this field, and provides those selected with the opportunity to help define a wider understanding of drawing for future generations.
The nature of the exhibition is to generate debate about contemporary drawing practice and therefore work in any media is eligible for entry, if the artist considers it as drawing.
Artists may submit up to 3 drawings. Only works made since January 2016 are eligible for entry.
Entre fees start from 12 GBP, that’s approximately 15 USD.
Who can participate? ⇣
This competition is open to all artists currently resident in the UK, from student to established, working with drawing.