3rd March 2003




A major national drawing competition opens at the University of Lincoln’s EICH Gallery today (3rd March).


The Jerwood Drawing Prize – formerly known as the Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition - has been an annual show since 1996 and became the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2001.


The aim of competition is to promote talent and excellence in contemporary drawing.


The exhibition is currently open to all artists resident in the UK and selection is carried out by a panel of distinguished artists, writers, critics, collectors and creators.


The selection panel for this competition are art historian  and independent curator Marco Livingstone, artist Cornelia Parker, and writer Marina Warner.


“This is the only national exhibition of its kind that celebrates the full range of drawing as practice,” said Kathie Jenkins, curator of the EICH Gallery pm George Street, Hull.


“I think we are extremely fortunate to have been involved in the development of this national exhibition since 1997.


“We hope we will be able to continue to work with Jerwood in the future now that it has the Wimbledon School of Art as its host.”


The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002 can be viewed free of charge until 4th April.  The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday between 10.00am and 4.00pm.


For further information please contact Kathie Jenkins on 01482 462060 or visit www.eichgallery.dabsol.co.uk



For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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