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Derwent Art Prize 2022 Announces Shortlist and Exhibition

  • Jan 25, 2022
  • Written by: Derwent

Sketch portrait of female

You made history!

The Derwent Art Prize 2022 received a record number of submissions: over 6,100 entries by 2,325 artists from 43 countries.

All of the works were considered by a prestigious panel of selectors, Katy Hessel, host of The Great Women Artists podcast, Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford, and Charmaine Watkiss, artist.

 “I’ve been really impressed by the technique of everything, the expression, the sheer breadth of what we’ve seen” says Katy Hessel, art historian and host of The Great Women Artists.

“Some of the submissions have been extraordinarily imaginative” agrees Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford.

“I’ve enjoyed seeing the imaginative use of pencils, just readily accessible materials. I’m really looking forward to seeing the works in real life, up close” concludes Charmaine Watkiss, internationally renowned artist.

After careful consideration, the three selectors shortlisted 72 works by 55 artists for the Derwent Art Prize 2022 exhibition.

Abstract portrait of female with various design elements and colours

Sketched drawing of man in colour

The 72 shortlisted artworks will be available to see in the Derwent Art Prize 2022 exhibition, at gallery@oxo, OXO Tower Wharf, in London, from 24th February to 6th March 2022.

All the shortlisted artists will be eligible to win prizes totalling over $17,000 (£12,500), including:

·        First Prize: $5,500 (£4,000) plus a year’s supply of Derwent products

·        Second Prize: $2,700 (£2,000) and a box of Derwent Lightfast Pencils

·        Young Artist First Prize: $5,500 (£4,000)

·        Young Artist Second Prize: $2,700 (£2,000)

·        People’s Choice Award: $650 (£500)

The award-winners will be announced during the Private View and Prize Giving on Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Congratulations to everyone who entered and to all the artists shortlisted for the #DerwentArtPrize2022.

The 55 artists shortlisted for the Derwent Art Prize 2022, and eligible for prizes totalling $17,000 (£12,500), are: Laura Arenson, Julio Arpon, Noor Aziz, Daniel Bell, Léa Belooussovitch, Yosman Botero Gómez, Lorena Bueno Larraz, Eric Butcher, June Carey, Philippe Caron Lefebvre, Tom Cartmill, Ian Chamberlain, Camille Chedda, Lizzie Coles, Genesis Crespo, Skye Davies, Marie Deverick, Kristian Evju, Edward Ewald, Frankie Gao, Tricia Gillman, Scarlett Hanley, Georgia Kitty Harris, Lela Harris, Renata Hegyi, Russell Herron, Lesley Hicks, Ian Hodgson, Curtis Holder, Ou Huang, Brett Hudson, Sharka Hyland, Femi Ikotun, Chiho Iwase, Leo Jamelli, Steven Johnson, Randy Klinger, Melo Konini, Louise Lahive, Dylan Leddington, Haley Manchon, Duje Medić, Harriet Mena Hill, Stephanie Mills, Anastasia Mina, Patrick Morales-Lee, Jim Oliver, Robyn Packham, Richard Rawlins, James Robert Morrison, Halimat Salami, Nectarios Stamatopoulos, Vensa Temu, Tijs van Bakel, James Vassallo.

Abstract artwork in multiple colours and mediums

Geometric artwork with 3D shading element

We are looking forward to welcoming you to see the 72 works up close and celebrate pencil art at gallery@oxo, OXO Tower Wharf, in London, from 24th February to 6th March 2022.

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