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SKETCH OPEN 2017

Submissions are now open for SKETCH OPEN 2017, the sketchbook drawing prize awarded for artists’ sketchbooks. The competition and touring exhibition SKETCH, aims to promote the diversity and importance of drawing and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary creative practice. For the first time SKETCH will be open to international as well as UK based artists.

PRIZES FROM

  • Rabley Drawing Centre
  • Black Swan Arts
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Lancaster Arts

Deadline for submissions: 27th March 2017

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SKETCH 2017 – Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize

“The handling of a sketchbook takes us to the heart of the space inhabited by the artist – The turning of a page brings a flow of ideas: fragments of images to come, references to places visited, experiences absorbed and thoughts provoked. It is a unique and privileged position, the prospect excites and the time spent rewards.”

Meryl Ainslie


Register your interest and we will let you know as soon as we launch the submissions: SKETCH INTEREST FORM


In 2005, Meryl Ainslie, founder and director of Rabley Drawing Centre in Wiltshire launched the SKETCH Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize. SKETCH is the UK’s only art prize for artist’s sketchbooks with a dedicated touring sketchbook exhibition.

This year we are really delighted to be working with Parker Harris, one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK. Parker Harris specialise in the delivery of visual arts projects spanning all disciplines, which will help us to reach a much wider audience and applications will be made using their online portal. More information about Parker Harris on their website http://parkerharris.co.uk/.

The exhibition has grown and this year will be taking international submissions for the first time. A distinguished panel of judges will select 100 Sketchbooks for the prestigious prizes and touring exhibition.

SKETCH is not intended to be a survey of the sketchbook, but to generate an impetus for creative activity, viewing the sketchbook as a place for experimentation alongside the ordinary and the observed. This competition offers unique opportunities for the selected artists to develop their ideas with the help of the following prizes.

PRIZES

  • Prize Money (to be confirmed)
  • Rabley Print Editioning Prize
  • Black Swan Arts Solo Exhibition Prize
  • Plymouth College of Art Student Prize (Artists Access to Art Colleges award that gives a career boost with access to studios and facilities)

PROPOSED TOURING VENUES

  • Rabley Drawing Centre
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Black Swan Arts, Frome
  • Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster

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SUBMISSIONS SOON – REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

We are currently finalising details for the latest SKETCH and submissions will open in less than a month in November 2016. Check our website and blog here for updates.

To register your interest in SKETCH and be kept up to date please add your name and email via the form (click ‘SKETCH INTEREST FORM’ below), and we will let you know by email when we have more information and when submissions are open.

SKETCH INTEREST FORM

form link address: https://goo.gl/forms/QCVBIlNKzHYqzGOm1

For enquiries please email mailto:sketch@parkerharris.co.uk


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SKETCH – local radio and minister of culture news

http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com/sketch-2013.html

We have spent two busy days installing SKETCH at the Black Swan Arts in Frome. With the fantastic help and support of the BSA volunteers, Charlie on drill and screws! and Kim Wood from the programming committee the show was up on the walls in a few hours.  Sketch Setting up at Black Swan

http://blackswan.org.uk/exhibitions_black_swan_arts_Detail.php?SKETCH-65

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SKETCH Tours to BLACK SWAN ARTS, Frome

SKETCH is on the move and opens at Black Swan Arts in Frome on Friday 10th January at 6pm.

Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge St, Frome BA11 1BB

Sketch at Black Swan Arts

The Black Swan we are welcoming in a new creative year with a chance to view some exceptional artists’ sketchbooks, selected for the UK’s only national sketchbook competition.

The Sketch Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize and exhibition from Rabley Drawing Centre, uniquely promotes the diversity and importance of drawing and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary fine art practice. Fifty-four artists’ sketchbooks were selected for the 2013 prize and touring exhibition and we are delighted to be showing them at the gallery this month.

A rare opportunity to explore these often private processes. Don’t miss it!

There will be a special open evening on Friday January 10th, from 6pm – 8pm: An opportunity to meet some of the artists; Meryl Ainslie, the founder of SKETCH will give a short introductory talk and Divas will be open for drinks.

more information…

www.blackswan.org.uk

SKETCH 2013 Call for Entries countdown 6 days!

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Just a few days to register for SKETCH 2013 Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize. We are really looking forward to seeing all your amazing sketchbooks. Deadline 21 June http://www.rableydrawingcentre.com/sketch-2013.html

SKETCH 2013 Call for Entries