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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006 Awards Announced

Ah, lovely drawing. Can’t beat it can you really. What a shame the exhibition isn’t coming to the North West.


The First Prize of £6000, Second Prize of £3000 and two Student Prizes of £1000 have been chosen from a shortlist of 47 drawings by 43 artists selected by Jason Brooks, Artist, Dr Yvonne Crossley, Director of The Drawing Gallery, London, Paul Thomas, Artist and Co-founder of The Jerwood Drawing Prize.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006 prizewinners are:

First Prize (£6,000):
Charlotte Hodes – Wallace Collection Series I 2005/06
2006, Digitally Manipulated Drawing, Inkjet with Collaged Fragments,104cm x 137cm

Second Prize (£3,000):
James McLellan – Crypto-Flux
2006, Pen on Paper, 28cm x 23cm

Student Prize * (£1,000):
Zoë Anderson – Farmer Neal Cassidy was the Result of Masturbating Drunks
2006, Collage, 40cm x 57cm
* Zoë Anderson completed an MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London in June 2006.

Student Prize * (£1,000):
James Wright – Treasured Memories
2006, Pencil on Paper, 42cm x 32.5cm
* James Wright is due to complete an MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2007.

2,295 entries were submitted for consideration by the selection panel of The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006 by artists resident or domiciled in the UK. The shortlist of 47 drawings includes work by 43 highly regarded, established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art school.

The exhibition opens at the Jerwood Space, London SE1 from 20th September to 22nd October 2006. The exhibition will then tour in the UK, to galleries in Cheltenham, Birmingham, Bury St Edmunds, Durham and Cardiff.