Shonagh Manson, Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University are delighted to announce the winners of the 20th Jerwood Drawing Prize:
Alison Carlier has been awarded the First Prize of £8,000 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”. The winning work will be exhibited alongside those of the other prizewinners and shortlisted artists at Jerwood Space, London from 17 September - 26 October 2014. The exhibition then tours to venues across the UK, including Cheltenham, Leeds, Bournemouth and Bideford.
The Second Prize of £5,000 is awarded to Sigrid Müller from Gower, South Wales for Seed Pods , a mixed media, coloured pencil on watercolour drawing on board.
Two Student Awards of £2,000 each are 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.
Established in 1994, the Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original drawings, it has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK. The longevity of the project is a testament to the appetite of the artists who draw, and the continued interest of audiences visiting the exhibition, making it one of the most popular shows in the Jerwood Visual Arts programme.
A total of 52 works by 46 artists, including 8 student works, have been selected for exhibition by the expert selection panel; Gavin Delahunty, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum; Dr Janet McKenzie, author and Co-editor of Studio International; and Alison Wilding RA, artist. The panel saw 3,234 works by 1,677 entrants over a two-day period. The selected works explore and celebrate the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.