THE latest exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery features almost 80 works by a variety of artists.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.
Professor Anita Taylor, Director and co-founder of the prize said: “Since 1994, the Jerwood Drawing Prize project has affirmed the value of drawing by providing an open forum to evaluate and disseminate current drawing and its practices, and to gain knowledge and understanding about the field through the artists currently making work within the discipline.”
Almost 3,000 entries were submitted this year for consideration by the distinguished 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 shortlist includes established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art college.
The first prize of £8,000 was awarded to Karolina Glusiec for her hand-drawn animation, Velocity. Glusiec was born in Lublin, Poland and is now based in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art this year, where she studied MA Animation.