The John Ruskin Prize 2017
The Big Draw with the Guild of St. George launches its call out for artists and makers for The John Ruskin Prize 2017.
Zachary Eastwood-Bloom Mirror, 2015, Cast Ceramic, Aluminium leaf & Plaster
Prizes:1st Prize (£3000) | 2nd Prize (£1000) | Student Prize (£1000)
The selection panel will select 20 prize finalists to be included in a high profile shortlist exhibition at The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June – 8th October 2017. The three winners will be announced at the private view in June 2017. All prize finalists will also have the opportunity to be included in the online Ruskin Editions collection.
Application Deadline: Monday 24th April 2017 @ 5pm
Shortlist Exhibition: The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June – 8th October 2017
Selection Panel: Kirstie Hamilton (Head of Exhibitions & Displays Museums Sheffield), Zachary Eastwood-Bloom (Sculptor & Designer), Mandy Payne (Artist), Julia Bell (Head of Partnerships, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts), Clive Wilmer (Master, Guild of St George), Kate Mason (Director, The Big Draw)
Standard entry: 1 artwork: £12, 2 artworks: £15, 3 artworks: £20
Student entry: 1 artwork: £10, 2 artworks: £12, 3 artworks: £15
2017 THEME: This year’s theme: Hand & Eye: Master of All Trades in The Age of Jack refers to the Artist as Polymath. Open to a range of interpretations and approaches, the theme is intended to lend itself to responses from artists and makers whose work celebrates the opportunity to marry diverse materials and disciplines.
ELIGIBILITY: In celebration of ‘Artist as Polymath’, 2017 marks the first year that The Prize will be open to makers and craftspeople, as well as fine artists. Alongside Ruskin’s own career as a polymath, the theme has been jointly inspired by The Year of Making in Sheffield, which took place throughout 2016, and The Big Draw’s year of STEAM Power, which celebrates the interconnections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.