Jerwood Drawing Prize provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.
The Edge is delighted to be hosting Jerwood Drawing Prize for the second year, with works by 65 artists selected from 2811 submissions from across the UK. This years exhibition includes hand drawn, digital and three-dimensional works selected for inclusion by Dr David Dibosa, writer, researcher and Reader in Museology at the University of the Arts London, Helen Legg, Director of Spike Island and artist Michael Simpson.
The Prize is committed to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. In offering emerging, mid-career and established artists a national platform to exhibit their work, the exhibition has established a reputation for developing new insights into the role and value of drawing in creative practice today.
TUES, THU, FRI, SAT 11-5PM
WED LATE NIGHT OPENING 11-8PM
(CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY)
Please note: The galleries will close at 4pm on Fri 30 & Sat 31 Mar
FRI 9 FEB, 5-7pm
A family drawing festival is taking place in the galleries on Sat 17 Feb, 10am-3pm.
Exhibition catalogues are available to purchase from the Box Office.
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Jerwood Drawing Prize is a joint initiative, led by Professor Anita Taylor, Executive Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University, and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through Jerwood Visual Arts. The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award is funded by the Evelyn Williams Trust working in association with the Jerwood Drawing Prize, with this year’s award winner’s solo exhibition hosted in 2018 by the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.
Image credits: Gary Lawrence – photographed by Anna Arca
Innovative and compelling art
To celebrate the return of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Edge are welcoming families for a jam-packed day of drawing.
Join us for an event with Second Prize winner of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017.
One-off friendly workshops with experienced tutor Alex Roberts, perfect for beginners (or those that want to get back into drawing). Tea and coffee will be provided. All welcome.