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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012

Tom Mathew, Guru

JERWOOD Visual Arts (JVA) and Drawing Projects UK have announced that Karolina Glusiec has been awarded the First Prize of £8,000 for her hand-drawn animation, Velocity, in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012.

Her winning work, along with that of the 74 short-listed artists is on display at JVA at Jerwood Space, London until October 28, 2012.

To view a clip of Karolina’s winning animation visit

Previously Posted: The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 will be on display at Jerwood Space, London from September 12 to October 28.

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 – Stephen Coppel, Curator of the Modern Collection, Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum; Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director of Drawing Room, London; and Lisa Milroy, Artist and Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL – the Prize aims to explore and celebrate the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.

As a response to the ever-growing popularity of the competition, and the present financial landscape of the arts, Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) and Drawing Projects UK are delighted this year to announce an increase in the total prize fund, from £11,000 to £17,000, a rise of over 50%.

From its beginning, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has championed the breadth of contemporary drawing in the UK. The 2011 exhibition displayed diverse interpretations of drawing and included video installation, collage and embroidery. The First Prize, awarded to Gary Lawrence for his detailed ballpoint pen drawing, Homage to Anonymous, 2011, acknowledges the traditional medium of draughtsmanship.

From a submission of almost 3,000 entries, the selectors have brought together an exhibition of 77 works from 73 artists. The shortlist includes established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art college. Following the London dates, the selected works will tour to venues across the UK including the new Jerwood Gallery, Hastings and mac, Birmingham.

The prizes, which will be awarded to the winning artists at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, are a first prize of £8,000, second prize of £5,000 and two student awards of £2,000 each.

Admission: Free.

Times: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm.

JVA at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN