Drawn at the RWA

What is Drawn?
Drawn is a biennial open submission drawing exhibition. It aims to raise the profile of drawing, exploring it as both an autonomous discipline and an interdisciplinary tool. The exhibition pushes the parameters of drawing by exploring the parallel language of multiple disciplines.

Submissions are invited from artists who either draw, or explore the concept of drawing in their work, including: illustrators, videographers, sculptors, printers, embroiderers, typographers, animators and architects.

Artists are encouraged to use both wall and floor space utilising both traditional and experimental techniques and technologies, exploring the boundaries of drawing. The decision of the selection panel on what constitutes drawing / an exploration of drawing will be final.

Entry opens on the 7 January and closes on 5 March 2015 and the exhibition will be open to the public from the 21 March – 7 June 2015.

This year our selection panel includes: Anita Taylor, Jerwood Drawing Prize founder; Kate MacFarlane, Director of Drawing Room, London; Yvonne Crossley RWA, artist and founder of The Drawing Gallery; and artists Tim Harrisson RWA and Fiona Robinson RWA.

We are also pleased to announce that Drawn’s 2015 Invited Artist is award-winning British artist Tania Kovats. Full biographies will be available shortly on the website.

A select number of prizes will be awarded including the:
• Theresa Knowles Travel Bursary (value of £1500)
• RWA Artist Residency Award and the Bristol Drawing School Scholarship
• Bristol Fine Art Award for Works on Paper
• The Bristol Drawing School Scholarship for Students

For further information on prizes please visit the website


Royal West of England Academy

Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX
0117 973 5129

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