Sunday, September 24, 2006

Cath Campbell in Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006

"All I need is the air that you breathe Part VI" Cath Campbell, 2006, Graphite and Ink on Cutout Paper.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the country’s leading award in drawing, and is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition dedicated to drawing in the UK. Established in 1996 as the annual Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition and renamed The Jerwood Drawing Prize when the Jerwood Charitable Foundation became the principal sponsor in 2001, this year marks the tenth annual exhibition of the annual open drawing show. In celebration of this, a separate anniversary exhibition, Drawing Breath, will be held at the gallery at wimbledon college of art, 8th September -22nd October 2006.

In the region of 2,300 entries by artists resident or domiciled in the UK were submitted for consideration by the selection panel of The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006. A shortlist of 43 artists have been selected for the exhibition by Jason Brooks, Artist; Yvonne Crossley, Director of The Drawing Gallery, London; and Paul Thomas, Artist and Co-founder of The Jerwood Drawing Prize. The shortlist includes highly regarded, established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art school.

Selector, Dr Yvonne Crossley commented: “The Jerwood Drawing Prize has been one of the major instruments in raising the profile of drawing in the UK over the past decade and in its influential wake drawing is now an acknowledged and significant presence in all areas of visual art practice, theory and debate.”

The shortlisted artists will show their nominated drawings in an exhibition at the Jerwood Space, London SE1 from 20th September to 22nd October 2006. The awards will be announced by Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England at 7pm on Tuesday 19th September 2006. The exhibition will then tour in the UK, to galleries in Cheltenham, Birmingham, Bury St Edmunds, Durham and Cardiff.

Roanne Dods, Director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, commented: 'It is a great privilege for the Jerwood Charitable Foundation to be able to support and be associated with this prize which celebrates and demonstrates the quality and imagination of artists working within the discipline of drawing in the UK'

The 43 Artists shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006 are:
Zoë Anderson
Axel Antas
Charles Avery
Sharon Beavan
Bermingham & Robinson
Cath Campbell
Robert Clarke
Jane Dixon
Matthew Draper
Roy Eastland
Susan Eaton
Maryclare Foá
Josephine Gallagher
Mark Harris
Vincent Hawkins
Yao-Chih Ho
James Hobbs
Charlotte Hodes
Diane Howse
Amy Ison
Neil Kelly
Roger Kelly
Annie Kevans
Chie Konishi
David Leapman
Ralph Macartney
James Martelli
Mick Maslen
James McLellan
Ian McNamara
Zoë Mendelson
Max Naylor
Simon Parish
John Patterson
Lisa Peachey
Kerry Phippen
Julia Polonski
Benjamin Senior
Michael Shaw
Helen Sykes
Toby Wiggins
David Willcock
James Wright