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The Jerwood Drawing Prize
, formerly the Cheltenham Open drawing competition, is the United Kingdom's leading award in contemporary drawing. It is claimed to be the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. It was established in 1994 to promote excellence in contemporary drawing practice.
Funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and organised by Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London and is one of London's major art institutions. It is located in Wimbledon and Merton Park, South West London.-History:...
, the exhibition is open to entry by all artists resident or domiciled in the United Kingdom. It takes place annually, and includes an exhibition of all the shortlisted drawings at Jerwood Space
Jerwood Space is an arts venue at Bankside on Union Street, Southwark, London. The facilities include rehearsal studios, gallery/exhibition space, meeting rooms, a café, etc. Exhibits include contemporary art and photography throughout the building....
which then forms a touring exhibition.
In 2004 approximately 2,000 entries were received.
In 2011 the competition accepted approximately 3,500 entries. A first prize of £6,000 and a second prize of £3,000 were awarded. In addition there were two student awards, each with a £1,000 prize.
Previous major prize winners include:
- 1994 - Sharon Beavan
- 1996 - Kenny Lowe
- 1997 - Rebecca Salter
- 1998 - Wynn Jones
- 1999 - Anna Mazzotta
- 2000 - David Connearn
- 2008 - Warren Baldwin
- 2009 - Mit Senoj (AKA Tim Jones)