A study visit to the excellent Jerwood Drawing Prize
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There is going to be an opportunity to see the Jerwood Drawing Prize on tour in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd March at the Midlands Arts Centre, Canon Hill Park Birmingham (MAC) starting at the Cafe at 11.30 am followed by an additional drawing activity as a follow up from the visit with OCA tutor Doris Rohr or an extra visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery led by Gerald Deslandes.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 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 The 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. 78 works from 73 artists have been selected from a submission of almost 3,000 entries. You can get more information about the prize here.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize shows the breadth and diversity of contemporary drawing in the UK and so is an excellent introduction to contemporary practices of drawing, as a self standing form of art, standing on its own feet. The practice of contemporary drawing stresses the interdisciplinary nature of drawing as a form of thinking, as conceptual practice, as artistic process and medium, and as a means of research.
For a place on this exciting visit please email firstname.lastname@example.org