UAL alumni shortlisted for Derwent Art Prize
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.