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UAL alumni shortlisted for Derwent Art Prize

Drawing of two people; on the left a young girl looking outwards, and on the right is an older woman facing the left. She has rollers in her hair.
  • Written byEleanor Harvey
  • Published date16 February 2022
Drawing of two people; on the left a young girl looking outwards, and on the right is an older woman facing the left. She has rollers in her hair.
Kristian Evju, 'Incriminations VIII'

The Derwent Art Prize has selected artworks by 5 University of the Arts London (UAL) graduates for the 2022 exhibition.

The 8 pieces – selected out of 6,100 entries worldwide – are by alumni of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges and Central Saint Martins.

An international competition for art made in pencil, the Derwent Art Prize comprises prizes of over £12,500. The winners will be announced in a Private View on Wednesday 23 February. All 72 shortlisted works will be on display at gallery@oxo from Thursday 24 February until 6 March 2022.

Selected UAL alumni

James Robert Morrison - 2002 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins

Jim Oliver – 2004 BA Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts

Kristian Evju - 2011 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts

Chiho Iwase – 2007 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts

Eric Butcher – 2001 MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts

Created in 2012 by Derwent, the Derwent Art Prize rewards excellence in contemporary graphic art by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil.

Now in its sixth edition, the Derwent Art Prize invites artists from around the world to submit works created in 2D or 3D in any pencil including graphite, coloured pencil, water soluble, pastel and charcoal.

Selectors Katy Hessel (host of The Great Women Artists podcast), Paul Hobson (Director of Modern Art Oxford) and Charmaine Watkiss (contemporary artist, represented by Tiwani Contemporary, and 2019 MA Drawing alumna from Wimbledon) shortlisted 72 works by 55 artists for the exhibition.

Visit the Derwent Art Prize website.

See their work:

Drawing of a face leaning over, against a bright cloudy sky
Chiho Iwase, 'Deep Emotion'
Graphite and acrylic gel on glass
Eric Butcher, 'P/R. 925'
Graphite and acrylic gel on glass.
Eric Butcher, 'T/R. 940'
Detailed drawing of two men kissing
James Robert Morrison, 'There is Never More than a Fag Paper Between Them - Paul and Steven'
Detailed drawing of two men smoking a cigarette
James Robert Morrison, 'There is Never More than a Fag Paper Between Them - Harry and Tom'
Detailed sketch of a person's back. Their arms are wrapped around themselves and their head is slightly bowed
Jim Oliver, 'Back Study'
Drawing of two people; on the left a young girl looking outwards, and on the right is an older woman facing the left. She has rollers in her hair.
Kristian Evju, 'Incriminations VIII'
Drawing of two women one looking outwards, the other is in profile facing the right.
Kristian Evju, 'Incriminations XI'

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