Three graduate Bath Spa fine artists have been shortlisted in this year’s Jerwood Drawing Prize, the largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.
Works by Lucinda Burgess (BA Fine Art, 1986; MA Fine Art, 2014), Will Kippax (BA Fine Art, 2014) and Andrea V Wright (MA Fine Art, 2016) were among the 69 works by 65 artists, chosen from 2,811 submissions, by Dr David Dibosa, writer, researcher and Reader in Museology at the University of the Arts London; Helen Legg, director of Spike Island; and artist Michael Simpson.
The three artists are in the running for a First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000 or two Student Awards of £2,000 each, all of which will be announced and awarded at a preview event at Jerwood Space, London on 12 September 2017.
This year a new prize – The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award, worth £10,000 – will also be awarded to an artist selected for the 2017 exhibition. The award will support an individual artist with a significant track record to develop and realise a body of drawings for a new solo exhibition.
The exhibition will be on display at Jerwood Space, London from 13 September – 22 October 2017, followed by a national tour to East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts (14 November 2017 – 6 January 2018), The Edge, University of Bath (10 February – 31 March 2018) and Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (12 April – 6 May 2018).