Following the announcement of the Derwent Art Prize 2018 finalists, Derwent have launched the People’s Choice Award, a dedicated online poll for the general public to get closer to the artwork on show.
The artist whose drawing receives the most votes by 4 September 2018, will be awarded the £750 Prize in a private ceremony on 20 September 2018. Click here to place your vote and choose your winning artist, or visit @derwentartprize on Facebook.
The exhibition of 67 shortlisted works will be on display at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries from 18 – 23 September 2018, showcasing the very best 2D & 3D artworks created in pencil, coloured pencil, pastel, graphite and charcoal.
Collectively they reveal the varied approaches to drawing employed by artists across the world, from Paris based Emma Bertin Sanbria’s portrait Noé, which has been built up using a range of dynamic mark making techniques, Hong Kong artist Kin Choi Lam’s delicate yet complex pencil drawing depicting a Morning Assembly to London based Aishan Yu’s hyperreal works of domestic objects and scenes.
The drawings were selected by an expert panel comprising Gill Saunders, Senior Curator, V&A; Chris Sharratt, Art Critic; and Clare Woods, Artist, following an international open call.
Subsequent to the exhibition at Mall Galleries, the Derwent Art Prize 2018 will tour to venues across the UK including Trowbridge Arts (29 September – 10 November 2018) and Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria (until January 2018).
Derwent Art Prize 2018: 18 – 23 September 2018, Mall Galleries, London SW1
10am – 5pm daily, Admission free