Jerwood Drawing Prize

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistommorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistommorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistomorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space, London, Image: thisistommorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space, London, Image: thisistommorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistomorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistommorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistommorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistomorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistommorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistommorrow.info

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (installation view), Jerwood Space. Image: thisistomorrow.info

Ara Choi, Mother no.0, pen and crayon. Photography Benjamin Cosmo Westoby

Ara Choi, Mother no.0, pen and crayon. Photography Benjamin Cosmo Westoby

Ara Choi, Mother no.0, pen and crayon (Student Winner). Photo: Benjamin Cosmo Westoby

Annette Fernando, Wait a minute, it's the truth and the truth hurts XIV, ink on paper.

Annette Fernando, Wait a minute, it's the truth and the truth hurts XIV, ink on paper.

Annette Fernando, Wait a minute, it's the truth and the truth hurts XIV, ink on paper (Student Winner). Photo: Benjamin Cosmo Westoby

Sigrid Müller, Seed pods, coloured pencil on watercolour on board. Photography Benjamin Cosmo Westo

Sigrid Müller, Seed pods, coloured pencil on watercolour on board. Photography Benjamin Cosmo Westo

Sigrid Müller, Seed pods, coloured pencil on watercolour on board (Second Prize Winner). Photo: Benjamin Cosmo Westoby

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014

17 September - 26 October 2014

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.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 includes 51 drawings by 46 practitioners selected 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.

Alison Carlier has been awarded the First Prize for her 1 minute 15 second audio work
entitled Adjectives, lines and marks which she describes as “An open-ended audio drawing, a
spoken description of an unknown object”. this is the first time a sound piece has been a Jerwood Drawing Prize winner.

Listen to an extract on SoundCloud

The Second Prize was awarded to Sigrid Müller from Gower, South Wales for Seed
Pods, a mixed media, coloured pencil on watercolour drawing on board.

Two Student Awards were awarded to London based art students: Ara Choi (b.
1985 Busan, South Korea) who recently completed MFA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London (2012-14) for her drawing Mother No.O in pen and crayon; and
Annette Fernando (b.1991 London, UK) who recently completed BA Fine Art at Central Saint
Martins, University of the Arts London (2011-14) for her drawing Wait a minute, it’s the truth and the truth hurts XIV, Annette also had work exhibited as part of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013.


The selectors also awarded a Special Commendation to Sally Taylor, who lives and works in North Yorkshire, for Confused Head 27, a posca pen and paper collage on a found book cover. Taylor’s work was selected for previous Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibitions in 2011, 2009 and 2004.

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.

DOWNLOAD the Selection Announcement PRESS RELEASE

DOWNLOAD the Prize Winners Announement PRESS RELEASE


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Image: Kate Morrell, A.V.M 1954 screenshot 2013-12-10 (3), 2014. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Benjamin Cosmo Westoby

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