mac Birmingham: Celebrating the diversity, excellence and range of drawing in the UK

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

Karolina Glusiec - Velocity 2012

Karolina Glusiec – Velocity 2012 Photo: Fraser Marr.

Judged by an independent panel of selectors; Stephen Coppel, Curator of the Modern Collection, Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum; Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director of Drawing Room, London; and Lisa Milroy, Artist and Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, the Prize aims to explore and celebrate the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.

As a response to the ever-growing popularity of the competition, and the present financial landscape of the arts, Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) and Drawing Projects UK are delighted this year to announce an increase in the total prize fund, from £11,000 to £17,000, a rise of over 50%.

From its beginning, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has championed the breadth of contemporary drawing in the UK. From a submission of almost 3,000 entries, the selectors have brought together an exhibition of 77 works from 74 artists. The shortlist includes established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art college.

The prizes, were awarded to the winning artists at a ceremony on Tuesday 11 September 2012 and the selected works were initially exhibited at JVA at Jerwood Space, London between 12 September and 28 October 2012.

First Prize: Karolina Glusiec
Second Prize: Bada Song
Student Prize: Katie Aggett
Student Prize: Min Kim
Highly Commended: Jane Dixon

Exhibition Details
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012
Sat 11 Jan – Sun 3 Mar
First Floor Gallery | Open Tue-Sat, 12noon-8pm; Sun 11am-4pm; Closed Mon | Free entry
Launch event: Fri 11 Jan, 6-8pm
mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
0121 446 3232

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