20 August 2014

Fine Art Graduate success at Free Range Show

Recent Fine Art graduate Zoe Maslen has been shortlisted for the Jerwood drawing prize. Zoe’s work was exhibited in the Glass Tank as part of the Fine Art Degree Show, ‘Play’. It was also exhibited at the Free Range show in London, where the piece caught the eyes of the 2014 panel and was selected for this prestigious prize. The piece is 3 meters tall drawing of a face made from Zoe’s own hair.

Zoe Maslen's winning drawing

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, and this year is celebrating the launch of its 20th exhibition. It is a joint initiative, led by Drawing Projects UK and supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through its London-based visual arts programme. It is a competition much like the BP Portrait Award, however for drawing.

There were over 3,000 entries, and only 51 works of art by 46 artists were picked from across the country. They will be exhibited in the Jerwood Space in London, a gallery within walking distance from the Tate Modern, for a month and a half until the end of October. The exhibition then goes on a national tour of venues from Leeds to Bournemouth.

The winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on the 16th September and winners can be awarded with prize money of up to £8,000.

Tiffany Black, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art commented, 'This is the third year of Brookes Students exhibiting at Free Range show and the second time that our graduates have been recognised for their work.'

Paul Kilsby, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Theory said 'the Jerwood exhibition is a really prestigious exhibition and it is an amazing achievement for Zoe, as a young artist.'

Zoe is also participating in the Prince’s Trust Drawing week.