Derwent is proud to announce that the Derwent Art Prize exhibition is being shown online for the first time in is history. In fact, the 5th instalment of the Derwent Art Prize is now open for viewing as a virtual exhibition. You can click here to explore our digital viewing rooms and browse the 70 shortlisted works of art.
Charlie Calder Potts, Dreams Have Left Our Eyelids
Maree Hughes, Divyuze
Here are a few reactions from our shortlisted artists…
Charlie Calder Potts wrote that she was “overwhelmed to have 3 pieces selected for the Derwent Art Prize 2020. From just under 5,000 entries, only 70 pieces have been chosen from 64 artists – what a privilege to be among them!”
“I am delighted to have my drawing ‘Floodgate’ selected for The Derwent Art Prize” said Wayne Clough, and Maree Hughes declared “I am very chuffed to have 2 of my figure drawings ‘15’ and ‘Divyuze’ selected for this year’s Derwent art prize.” Carole Bury also gave her “enormous thanks” to the Derwent Art Prize team “for rearranging this as a virtual exhibition in these worrying times.”
Finally, artists Harriet Mena Hill, Dene Leigh, Kevin John Pocock, Jonny Atkinson, Steven Walker, High Gillan, Kate Black and more took to social media to express their pride, amazement, and pleasure in being chosen for the Derwent Art Prize 2020 exhibition, which showcases the very best works created in pencil.
Carole Bury, Goodrich
Which of the 70 artworks shown in the Derwent Art Prize exhibition is your favourite? Let us know! Voting for the People’s Choice Awards is now open via Facebook and email. To support your favourite piece, you can like the corresponding image in this Facebook post or send the name of the artist and artwork you like best to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2 artists to receive the most reactions on Facebook and votes via email will win a share of the £1,000 prize money. Voting closes on 1 May 2020 at 12pm BST and the People’s Choice winners will be announced on 12 May 2020.
So, don’t forget to visit the exhibition and vote for your favourite now!