Visual Arts

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 Preview

Andrew Brownsword Gallery

A first look at Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 in the Andrew Brownsword galleries

The Edge is delighted to be hosting Jerwood Drawing Prize for the second year, promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice.

This preview provides an opportunity to view works by the 65 artists selected from 2811 submissions from across the UK. This years exhibition includes hand drawn, digital and three-dimensional works selected 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.

Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established. 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.

Find out more


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: Dail Behennah / Dejan Mrdja / Andrea Wright / Marianne Holm Hansen / Caragh Savage / Gary Lawrence -photographed by Anna Arca