Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016: Call for Entries

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016: Call for Entries

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016: Call for Entries
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.

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.

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. 


For further details and to register online please visit:

For all enquiries please contact project managers, Parker Harris:
Tel: 01372 462190

Twitter: #JDP16 @JerwoodJVA


Pete Burke

Hackney to Bishopsgate (2015)

Pencil, cardboard and tape on paper, 46 x 36 cm

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Selector biographies

Glenn Brown is a British artist, best known for using art historical references in his paintings. Starting with reproductions from other artist's works, Glenn Brown transforms the appropriated image by changing its colour, position and size. He has recently paused from painting and has become preoccupied with drawing in a range of media and surfaces, exploring many new directions for his art and sources. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including at Jerwood Space, London (1999), Serpentine Gallery, London (2004); Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (2008); Tate Liverpool, England (2009), Rennie Collection, Vancouver (2013), and the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles (2016). He has a forthcoming solo show at the Rembrandt House, Amsterdam (2017). His work is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York and London and Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin and Paris.

Stephanie Buck is the Director of the Kupferstich-Kabinett in Dresden, Germany, one of the world's oldest and largest collections of drawings, prints and photography. From 2006 - 2015 she lived and worked in London as the Curator of Drawings at the Courtauld Gallery where she curated numerous exhibitions and coordinated the research activities of the IMAF Centre for the Study and Conservation of Drawings. She held previous positions in museums and universities in Berlin, Frankfurt and New York. A particular focus of her research is Northern European prints and drawings.

Paul Hobson is the Director of Modern Art Oxford, which has an international reputation for cutting-edge exhibitions of modern and contemporary visual art. He joined as Director in August 2013, following six years as Director of the Contemporary Art Society and former senior roles at the Showroom Gallery, Serpentine Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts, London. Paul read History at Oxford University and holds postgraduate degrees in Aesthetics and Contemporary Visual Theory and Arts Management.

Notes to editors

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is led by its founding Director Professor Anita Taylor at Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through its national programme Jerwood Visual Arts as a joint initiative. The project was founded in 1994 as the Rexel Derwent Open Drawing Exhibition and was known from 1996 until 2000 as the Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, until Jerwood Charitable Foundation became the principal benefactor in 2001.

Jerwood Visual Arts is a national programme supporting visual arts practice, through which Jerwood Charitable Foundation works with early career artists to commission and present new work. Artist opportunities run throughout the year alongside a programme of related exhibitions, events and commissioned writing taking place online, in London and across the UK.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. The aim of its


funding is to allow artists and arts 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. For more information visit

Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University has a long and distinguished history. The Bath School of Art was founded in 1852 and has been nurturing the talent of artists and designers ever since. With a rich history and beautiful settings, the University is a leading educational institution for creativity, culture and enterprise. Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize project and Drawing Projects UK, became the Dean of Bath School of Art & Design in June 2013 where the Jerwood Drawing Prize project is now hosted. She is also Adjunct Professor of the University of Sydney affiliated to Sydney College of the Arts.