Artists announced for Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016

Kelly Chorpening, Tried and Found Wanting (2016). Selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Kelly Chorpening, Tried and Found Wanting (2016). Selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, takes places from 14 September to 23 October at Jerwood Space, London.

Selected from original drawings, the Prize has established a reputation for its commitment tochampioning excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice, this year including hand drawn, digital, moving image and sculptural works. 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.

61 works by 55 artists have been selected from 2,537 submissions from across the UK by artist Glenn Brown; Curator and Director, Kupferstich Kabinett at Staatliche Kunstammlungen Dresden, Stephanie Buck; and Director, Modern Art Oxford, Paul Hobson. The names of the selected artists can be found here.