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Entry for the 2022 Derwent Art Prize has now closed

Created in 2012 by Derwent, the fine art brand internationally renowned for its high-quality pencils, the Derwent Art Prize rewards excellence in contemporary graphic art. 

Our panel of selectors:

Charmaine Watkiss, artist: Born in London to Jamaican parents, Charmaine Watkiss dedicates her practice to stories connected to the African Caribbean diaspora. Drawing is central to her practice, and pencil and paper are her materials of choice. Recent group exhibitions include the Drawing Biennial 2021, Breakfast Under The Tree, curated by Russell Tovey at Carl Freedman Gallery in 2021, and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019.

Katy Hessel, art historian, broadcaster and curator: Katy writes and hosts the weekly podcast The Great Women Artists. Featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Art & Culture, Katy has presented films for BBC, Tate, Royal Academy, Barbican, Sotheby's, Hauser & Wirth; interviewed the likes of Zadie Smith, Ali Smith, Olivia Laing, Lubaina Himid, Tracey Emin, Frances Morris, Judy Chicago; and curated exhibitions at Victoria Miro and Timothy Taylor.

Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford: Paul Hobson read History at Oxford University and completed post-graduate studies in aesthetics and contemporary visual theory. Working for more than twenty years in the art world, Paul has been the Director of Modern Art Oxford since September 2013, following senior roles at the Contemporary Art Society, The Showroom, the Serpentine Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Important Dates:

Tuesday 4 January 2022               (5pm GMT) Deadline for entry
Monday 17 January 2022             Artists notified of selectors' decision
Tuesday 1 February 2022             Voting for the People's Choice Award opens
7 - 19 February 2022                 Delivery by post/courier to Art Moves of Chelsea
17 & 19 February 2022                 Delivery in person to Art Moves of Chelsea, 12 noon to 3pm
Wed, 23 February 2022                Private View and Announcement of winners (6pm)
24 Feb-6 March 2022                    Exhibition opens to public at the Gallery@OXO in London
Sun, 6 March 2022                         Voting for the People's Choice Award closes (6pm)
TBC                                               Collection of unsold work from Art Moves of Chelsea
Thur, 10 March 2022                 Announcement of People's Choice Award winner

The People's Choice Award

The People's Choice Award

Choose your favourite work from the selected entries. Voting is open until the 6th March. The winning artist will receive £500.

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Charmaine Watkiss

Katy Hessel

Paul Hobson