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RBSA Drawing Prize Winners Announced!

A huge thank you to all the artists and guests who attended the opening of the Drawing Prize last night (Tuesday 5 September)! It was a great evening, and we are proud to announce the winners of the Drawing Prize.

The judges for the exhibition were:

  • Barbara Walker, Turner Prize Nominee 2023
  • Kate Mason, Cultural leader and changemaker – across arts, heritage, cultural and creative sectors
  • Steve Bulcock, Deputy Head of Institute of Creative Arts at Birmingham City University

The high standard of work made the prizes really difficult to select, and the judges were blown away by the level of talent on display in the exhibition.

The exhibition runs till Saturday 14 October. There will be an artist’s talk featuring several of the prize winners and other artists on the final day of the exhibition from 2 – 3pm.

See the prize winning artworks below:

First Prize: £1,000

Teresa Whitfield, Woollen Stockings for the Mending Girl, 2023, Ink on Paper

First Prize: Teresa Whitfield, Woollen Stockings for the Mending Girl, 2023

Second Prize: £500

Lawrence Green ARBSA, Exiled Equine, 2023, Watercolour Pencil on Murano Paper

Second Prize: Lawrence Green ARBSA, Exiled Equine, 2023

Third Prize sponsored by Judd Medical: £250

Martyn Harris, Isabelle, 2023, Charcoal

Third Prize: Martyn Harris, Isabelle, 2023

Arthur Lockwood Memorial Prize for an Artist under 35: £300

Kinga Oktabska, Riverscape: St Mary’s, 2023, Metalpoint, Chalk and Graphite on Gessoed Wooden Panel

Arthur Lockwood Memorial Prize: Kinga Oktabska, Riverscape: St Mary’s, 2023

Highly Commended

Guy Chapman, Fat Boy, 2023, Pencil and Ink

Highly Commended: Guy Chapman, Fat Boy, 2023

Nic Gear, Eternity Sings [Touchstone], 2023, Handmade oak gall ink, walnut crystal dye on cast plaster with a mirror

Highly Commended: Nic Gear, Eternity Sings [Touchstone], 2023
Highly Commended: Nic Gear, Eternity Sings [Touchstone], 2023
Highly Commended: Nic Gear, Eternity Sings [Touchstone], 2023Curtis Holder, The Jewellery Maker, 2023, Coloured Pencil on Paper

Highly Commended: Curtis Holder, The Jewellery Maker, 2023

Richard Rawlins, Jumbie 3, 2022, Graphite on Paper

Highly Commended: Richard Rawlins, Jumbie 3, 2022

Jonnie Turpie, Deceptively Beautiful: My CML Cells, 2022, 5b Pencil on Arches Paper

Highly Commended: Jonnie Turpie, Deceptively Beautiful: My CML Cells, 2022

Emma Worth, Resting, 2021, Pencil on Vellum Paper

Highly Commended: Emma Worth, Resting, 2021