Posted Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 by Sarah John
HSoA Tutor John Close exhibits at the Jerwood Drawing Prize
HSoA Tutor John Close has been selected as one of 58 artists to exhibit at the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015
The exhibition runs from 16 SEPTEMBER - 25 OCTOBER 2015 at Jerwood Space, London
"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."
The exhibition will be on display at Jerwood Space, London from 16 September – 25 October 2015, followed by a tour to venues across the UK, including Cheltenham Art Gallery (21 November 2015 - 31 January 2016), Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (11 February - 9 April 2016), and Falmouth Art Gallery (23 April - 25 June 2016).