We were very excited that ActionSpace artist Nigel Kingsbury was one of the 58 artists selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015. Nigel was fascinated with a female figure and form. He sketched his women in glamorous ball gowns, decadent 1920s outfits and floating dresses with a heaving bosom. Nigel’s drawings frequently had a mysterious and eerie quality that transcends time and idolised female form in a rare and carefully observed manner.
After being presented at the Jerwood Space, the exhibition was touring to venues across the UK.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize is a joint initiative, led by Professor Anita Taylor at Bath Spa University and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through its contemporary gallery programme Jerwood Visual Arts. It is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original art works, it has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence in, and promoting and celebrating the breadth of, contemporary drawing practice within the UK. By showcasing the work of emerging artists alongside established artists, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has contributed to the careers of numerous well-known British artists over its history since 1994.
16 September – 25 October 2015
Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1