SKETCH OPEN 2017

SKETCH-LOGO-2017

Sketchbook Drawing Prize

Sketch 2017 has now been selected from an international submission of over 500 Sketchbooks. We are delighted to announce the shortlisted prize-winners representing the 100 Sketchbooks to be exhibited in SKETCH2017. The prize-winners will be announced on Saturday 20 May.

We would like to thank our panel of Judges – Tom Hammick, painter and printer; Peter Randell-Page RA, sculptor; GIll Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints), Word & Image Dept, V&A Museum; our generous sponsors and all the artists who submitted this year.

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Anne Desmet RA, sketchbook page, selected artist 2017

PRIZES

  • Derwent SKETCH Prize £500
  • Derwent SKETCH Prize £250
  • Rabley Print Editioning Prize
  • Black Swan Arts Solo Exhibition Prize
  • Lancaster Arts Commission Prize
  • Plymouth College of Art Sketch Student Prize

TOURING VENUES

21 May – 17 June 2017
Rabley Drawing Centre
Rabley Barn
Marlborough, SN8 2LW

22 July – 3 September 2017
Black Swan Arts, Frome
2 Bridge Street
Frome, BA11 1BB

9 September – 6 October 2017
Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place
Plymouth PL4 8AT

20 November – 15 December 2017
Peter Scott Gallery
Lancaster Arts
Great Hall Complex
Lancaster University LA1 4YW

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Lucy Austin, sketchbook, selected artist 2017

MORE ABOUT SKETCH

The competition and touring exhibition SKETCH, aims to promote the diversity and importance of drawing and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary creative practice.

SKETCH is not intended to be a survey of the sketchbook, but a to generate creative impetus and provide a forum for debate. The sketchbook is a place  for impossible experiments alongside the ordinary and the observed. Viewing them can be a journey through the most intimate studio space of the artist.

 “The handling of a sketchbook takes us to the heart of the space inhabited by the artist – The turning of a page brings a flow of ideas: fragments of images to come, references to places visited, experiences absorbed and thoughts provoked. It is a unique and privileged position, the prospect excites and the time spent rewards.” Meryl Setchel Ainslie

In 2005, Meryl Ainslie, founder and director of Rabley Drawing Centre in Wiltshire launched the SKETCH Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize. SKETCH is the UK’s only art prize for artist’s sketchbooks with a dedicated touring sketchbook exhibition.

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Tom Cartmill, sketchbook, selected artist 2017

This year we are really delighted to be working with Parker Harris, one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK. Parker Harris specialise in the delivery of visual arts projects spanning all disciplines and applications will be made using their online portal. More information about Parker Harris on their website parkerharris.co.uk/

www.rableydrawingcentre.com/events/rabley-sketch-open-drawing-prize

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