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Press Release

Contact: Isabel Cooper

01372 462 190

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012

Celebrating the diversity, excellence and range of drawing in the UK

12 September – 28 October 2012

JVA at Jerwood Space, London

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 is the largest and longest running annual open

exhibition for drawing in the UK. 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. The 2011 exhibition displayed diverse interpretations

of drawing and included video installation, collage and embroidery. The First Prize,

awarded to Gary Lawrence for his detailed ballpoint pen drawing, Homage to

Anonymous, 2011, acknowledges the traditional medium of draughtsmanship.

From a submission of almost 3,000 entries, the selectors have brought together an

exhibition of 77 works from 73 artists. The shortlist includes established artists as well

as relative newcomers and students fresh from art college. The selected works will be

exhibited at JVA at Jerwood Space, London from 12 September - 28 October

2012, and then tour to venues across the UK including the new Jerwood Gallery,

Hastings and mac, Birmingham.

The prizes, which will be awarded to the winning artists at a ceremony on Tuesday 11

September 2012, are a first prize of £8,000, second prize of £5,000 and two student

awards of £2,000 each.

The artists short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 are:

Nadine Mahoney

Sarah Spackman

Stefan Gant

Pippa Gatty

Albert Geere

Karolina Glusiec

Margarita Gluzberg

Thomas Gosebruch

Beatrice Haines

Susie Hamilton

Tom Hammick

Jane Harris

Oona Hassim

Greg Hayman

Jefford Horrigan

Sam Mould


Nengi Omuku

Simon Parish

Sarah Pettitt

Kasper Pincis

Kathy Prendergast

Carl Randall

Howard Read

Frances Richardson

Ishai Rimmer

Fiona Robinson

Katie Aggett

Judith Alder

Linda Antalova

Aglae Bassens

Meghana Bisineer

Matthew Burrows

Malina Busch

Jane Bustin

Elizabeth Butterworth

Heeseung Choi

Alexander Costello

Toni Davey

Jeffrey Dennis

Jane Dixon

Paul Eachus

Mark Evans

Marisa Futernick

Matteo Fuzzi

Richard Galloway

Jenny Steele

Maaike Anne Stevens

Rebecca Swindell

Eleanor Taylor

Shelley Theodore

Mathew Tom

Amikam Toren

Felicity Truscott

Andrew Vass

Julia Vogl

Sarah Kate Wilson

Ching Wong

Tanya Wood

William Wright

Aishan Yu

Joanne Hummel-Newell Daniela Sarigu

Abigail Hunt

Katy Shepherd

Robin Jones

Ruth Simons

Kerstin Kartscher

Simson & Volley

Min Kim

Eiko Soga

Rebecca Kunzi

Bada Song

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For further details please contact Press Officer, Isabel Cooper, at Parker Harris: 01372

462109 or

Exhibition Information


Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012


12 September 28 October 2012


JVA at Jerwood Space, 171 Union St, SE1 0LN

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat & Sun 10am 3pm



Nearest tube:

Southwark, London Bridge or Borough



#JDP12 @JerwoodJVA

Jerwood Visual Arts will host a series of evening events to accompany the exhibition. Events are

free but must be booked in advance, for more information please check the Jerwood Visual Arts


Notes to Editors

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is part of Jerwood Visual Arts and is run in partnership with

Drawing Projects UK.

Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and

events at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. Jerwood Visual Arts supports and

showcases the work of talented emerging artists. It aims to make connections and provoke

conversations within and across visual arts disciplines. JVA is a major initiative of the Jerwood

Charitable Foundation.

The 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 their funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop

their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity. It works across art forms, from dance and

theatre to literature, music and the visual arts.

Drawing Projects UK was established in 2009 by Professor Anita Taylor, Co-Founder of the

Jerwood Drawing Prize (originally Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition) and Director of the

National Art School, Sydney. Drawing Projects UK aims to develop, organise and promote projects

in drawing that contribute to and enhance knowledge and understanding of drawing in the UK.

Selectors Biographies

Stephen Coppel is Curator of the Modern Collection, Department of Prints and Drawings, British

Museum. He was appointed Assistant Keeper of the print collection in 1992 and became

responsible for the modern collection in 2004. Most recently, he has curated Picasso prints: The

Vollard Suite, on display at the British Museum from 3 May 2 September 2012.

Kate Macfarlane is a Curator and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Drawing Room, London, a non-

profit organisation that explores ideas around contemporary drawing and makes them visible in

the public domain. It provides a unique resource for the promotion of drawing, its practice, theory

and methodology.

Lisa Milroy, Artist and Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, was born in

Vancouver, Canada and graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1982. Known for her still life

painting, she also works with print, drawing and animation. In the last five years she has

exhibited in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, China, USA and

Iceland, and her work is held in several significant public and private collections. She was elected

to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2006.