Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015


The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

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 within the UK. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of 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 longevity of the Prize, which has been running since 1994, is a testament to the appetite of the artists who make drawings, and the continued interest of audiences visiting the exhibition, making it one of the most popular shows in the Jerwood Visual Arts programme.

A total of 60 works by 58 artists, including one collaboration, have been selected for exhibition by the panel; Dexter Dalwood, artist; Salima Hashmi, artist, curator and writer; and John-Paul Stonard, art historian.

Exhibition Venues and Dates
Jerwood Space, London 16 September-25 October 2015
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum: The Wilson 21 November 2015 to 31 January 2016
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury 11 February-9 April 2016
Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall 23 April-25 June 2016