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The Jerwood Drawing Prize is led by Professor Anita Taylor at Bath Spa University and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through its national programme Jerwood Visual Arts. Selected from original art works, it has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK. By showcasing the work of emerging artists alongside established artists, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has contributed to the careers of numerous now well-known British artists since it was founded in 1994. An independent panel of three selectors will choose up to 70 drawings for the exhibition. The Jerwood Drawing Prize winners will be announced on Tuesday 13 September 2016.


The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 exhibition will be shown as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 from 14 September – 23 October 2016, before touring to venues across the UK. Exhibiting artists will be invited to a Private View on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at Jerwood Space, London, during which the prizes will be awarded. A full colour illustrated catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition.


  • First Prize  – £8000
  • Second Prize  – £5000
  • Two Student Awards  – £2000 each

closing date

27. June 2016