The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, exhibited in Bath for the first time.

The exhibition 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.

This year 61 works by 55 artists have been selected from 2,537 submissions from across the UK by artist Glenn Brown; Curator and Director, Kupferstich-Kabinett at Staatliche Kunstammlungen Dresden, Stephanie Buck; and Director, Modern Art Oxford, Paul Hobson.

The selected artists are: Farina Alam, Nathan Anthony, Rachel Bacon, Jo Barber, Amelie Barnathan, Deborah Boyd Whyte, Nici Bungey, Caroline Burraway, Lewis Chamberlain, Jade Chorkularb, Kelly Chorpening, Małgorzata Dawidek, James Eagle, Kristian Evju, Kate Fahey, Mike FitzGerald, Gillian Foot, Christopher Fry, David Gardner, Sue Gilmore, Gill Gregory, Nicola Grellier, Heather Hancock, Michael Hancock, Summer Howard, Julia Hutton, Bruce Ingram, Adriana Ionascu, Lottie Jackson-Eeles, Anna Sofie Jespersen, Ben Johnson, Helen Jones, Tae Yeon Kim, Samuel Little, Jude Lunn, Penny McCarthy, Shona McGovern, Richard McVetis, Catrin Morgan, Eleanor Morgan, Craig Morris, Marion Piper, Messua Poulin-Wolff, Tyler Reed, Raji Salan, Annie Samuel, Solveig Settemsdal, Martyn Simpson, Helen Thomas, Kevin Tole Thomas, Treherne Kazuya, Tsuji Vandana, David Winthrop, Aishan Yu.

Jerwood Drawing Prize is a joint initiative, led by PROFESSOR ANITA TAYLOR, at Bath Spa University, School of Art and Design, and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through its contemporary gallery programme Jerwood Visual Arts. The 20th anniversary of the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition was celebrated in 2014, and in 2015 Jerwood Charitable Foundation marked 15 years of its support for the prize.

An exhibition catalogue is available to purchase from the Box Office.

OPENING TIMES: TUES-THU, 11AM-8PM, FRi, SAT & sun 11am-5pm (Closed MONdays) 


Free parking on campus after 5pm 


Sat 5 Nov & Sat 10 Dec, 1pm // Free (booking advised)
Join JDP co-founders and artists Paul Thomas (5 Nov) and Anita Taylor (10 Dec) as they pick out their exhibition highlights and point out resonant themes.

Lunchtime Artist Talks 
Wednesdays, 1.15pm // Free (booking advised)
Shortlisted JDP artists discuss their work and wider practice every Wednesday lunchtime.

Friday 16 Dec, 2pm – 5pm // £9 / £5 Concessions (ticket price includes tea & coffee)
Hosted by Anita Taylor (co-founder of JDP and Dean of Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa) and Jamie Eastman (Director of Arts, University of Bath) this special afternoon looks at definitions of drawing in contemporary scenarios such as JDP via radical and traditional examples. Sessions include a public lecture from artist and writer DEANNA PETHERBRIDGE, author of The Primacy of Drawing and panel discussion featuring JDP16 First Prize winner SOLVEIG SETTEMSDAL.

One day drawing workshops with artist Alex Roberts
Explore the process of drawing in two one-day workshops, created to help develop your practice. Led by tutor Alex Roberts; a British artist living and working between Berlin and the UK.
Sat 5 Nov The Basics – Observations and Making a Mark
Sat 3 Dec Expanding your View


Photography Policy: please refrain from photographing or filming any work in the exhibition.

Image credits: Kristian Evju (header) / Kelly Chorpening / Ben Johnson / Nicola Grellier 


Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice.