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"Vesuvius: (I wish I had _______________)" Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

"Vesuvius: (I wish I had _______________)" Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

Hobbs, James (2017) "Vesuvius: (I wish I had _______________)" Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017. [Show/Exhibition]

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Jim Hobbs' new work, "Vesuvius: (I wish I had ________)", has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017.

“Vesuvius: (I wish I had _____)”, is a recent drawing that utilizes analogue photography that has been digitally printed and reworked with pencil. The original photograph, taken during a visit to Naples in 2016, depicts Mt. Vesuvius as a truncated pinnacle in the landscape – a monumental reminder of the historical and destructive forces of nature. However, through the act of drawing (a futile gesture), the volcano is brought back to a semblance of completion. Littered along the base of the image are the artist’s notes and scribbles, offering a subtle insight into the thoughts and processes of the work.

About the Jerwood Drawing Prize:
The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original drawings, the Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of current drawing practice, this year including hand drawn, digital, moving image, textile and sculptural works. The exhibition provides a platform to showcase the work of drawing practitioners, from student to established, and as a project helps to define a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition will be on display at Jerwood Space, London from 13 September – 22 October 2017, followed by a national tour to East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts (14 November 2017 – 6 January 2018), The Edge, University of Bath (10 February – 31 March 2018), Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (12 April – 6 May 2018), Vane Gallery, Newcastle (26 May - 28 July 2018), Drawing Projects UK, Wiltshire (17 August - 8 October 2018). The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drawing, Digital art, Hobbs, Jerwood Drawing Prize
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 06:45

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