01.09.11 Iain Andrews shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011

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14 September – 30 October 2011
JVA at Jerwood Space, London

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Judged by an independent panel of selectors, the Prize aims to recognise and support all UK based artists, from student to established, working in the field of drawing.

Approximately 3,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration by the distinguished panel of selectors: Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Tim Marlow, writer, broadcaster and Director of Exhibitions, White Cube; and Rachel Whiteread, artist. The shortlist includes established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art school.

An exhibition of selected works will take place at JVA at Jerwood Space, London from 14 September – 30 October 2011. The exhibition will then tour nationally.

Jerwood Visual Arts and Drawing Projects UK are delighted to announce the 60 artists selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011, which includes a first prize of £6,000, a second prize of £3,000, and two student awards of £1,000 each.

The artists short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 are:

Liam Allan, Reginald Aloysius, Gillian Anderson, Iain Andrews, Liz Bailey, Adam Bainbridge, Robert Battams, Karen Blake, Jessie Brennan, Tobias Buckel, Ruth Chambers, Sophia Crilly, Kasia Depta-Garapich, Clara Drummond, Chris Eckersley, Hilary Ellis, Kristian Evju, Louisa Fairclough, Dave Farnham, Kristian Fletcher, Joy Gerrard, Thomas Gosebruch, David Hamilton, Lottie Jackson-Eeles, Jessica Killeen, Gary Lawrence, Mark Lawrence, Simon Leahy-Clark, Ka Wah Liu, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Johanna Love, Steven Lowery, Brendan Lyons, Ruby Manson, Lorna McIntosh, Paul Mcloughlin, Richard McVetis, Liam Murray, Raksha Patel, Tracey Payne, Andrew Penketh, Tooney Phillips, Frank Pudney, Alastair Rech, Giulia Ricci, Fran Richardson, Arthur Roberts, Nicki Rolls, Janine Rook, Daniela Sarigu, Laura Smith, Ash Summers, Sally Taylor, Samuel Taylor, Amikam Toren Avis Underwood, Felicity Warbrick, Roanna Wells, Mick Welbourn, Polly Yates

Jerwood Visual Arts will host a series of evening events to accompany the exhibition. Events are free but must be booked in advance. For more information contact Parker Harris (01372 462190 or jdp@parkerharris.co.uk, or check the Jerwood Visual Arts website.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize was established in 1996 as the annual Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition. It was renamed the Jerwood Drawing Prize when the Jerwood Charitable Foundation became the principal sponsor in 2001. The Jerwood Drawing Prize is part of Jerwood Visual Arts and is run in partnership with Drawing Projects UK.

Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. JVA promotes and celebrates the work of talented emerging artists across the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, applied arts, photography and moving image. A major initiative of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting emerging artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. The aim of their funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity. They work with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts.

Drawing Projects UK was established in 2009 by Anita Taylor, Co-Founder of the Jerwood Drawing Prize (originally Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition) and Director of the National Art School, Syndney. Drawing Projects UK aims to develop, organise and promote projects in drawing that contribute to and enhance knowledge and understanding of drawing in the UK.

JVA at Jerwood Space
171 Union St
London SE1 0LN
Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 3pm
Admission: Free