The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition of drawing in the UK

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.

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Exhibition catalogues are available to purchase from the Box Office.

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.

OPENING TIMES:
TUES, THU, FRI, SAT 11-5PM
WED LATE NIGHT OPENING 11-8PM
(CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY)

Good FRIDAY & EASTER SATURDAY, 11-4PM. CAFE OPEN 12-3PM

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Image credits: Gary Lawrence – photographed by Anna Arca 

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  1. Jerwood Drawing Prize

    Resource Room

    Sat 10 Feb - Sat 31 Mar
    The Edge

    A creative space to spend time with texts and materials on the subject of drawing; plus pick up tips and techniques to improve your own drawing skills.

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  2. Performance / Lecture by Ana Mendes

    ‘On Drawing’

    Thu 15 Mar, 6.30 - 7.30pm
    Weston Studio

    Join us for an event with Second Prize winner of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017.

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  3. Exhibition Talk

    Artist in the Gallery: Jason Lane

    SAT 17 March, 11am to 2pm (every half hour)
    Andrew Brownsword Gallery

    Join artist Jason Lane for a short talk about his work ‘Drawing Machine 2’, he will be explaining how the work was made and also give a demonstration of how…

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  4. Lunchtime Artist Talk

    Artist in Conversation – Jade Montserrat

    WED 21 MAR, 1.15- 2pm
    Weston Studio

    JDP17 student prize winner discuss her work and wider practice in the company of a guest moderator.

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  5. Arte & Charla

    Exhibition Tour in Spanish

    Wed 7 March 2018, 1pm
    Andrew Brownsword Gallery

    A tour of the ‘Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017’ – in Spanish ! Open for all native speakers, learners and international art-lovers.

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  6. Art & Bavardage

    Exhibition Tour in French

    Wed 14 March 2018, 1pm
    Andrew Brownsword Gallery

    A tour of the ‘Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017’ – in French! Open for all native speakers, learners and international art-lovers.

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  7. 艺术的对话

    Exhibition Tour in Chinese

    Wed 21 March 2018, 12.30pm
    Andrew Brownsword Gallery

    A tour of the ‘Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017’ – in Chinese! Open for all native speakers, learners and international art-lovers.

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  8. Workshop

    Scribble & Sketch Coffee Mornings

    Wed 28 Feb & Wed 21 March
    10am-12noon
    Art Studio

    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.

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