We’re thrilled to announce that Royal Drawing School student Gideon Summerfield, aged 22, has won the First Prize of £4,000 in this year’s Hermione Hammond Drawing Award for his pencil portrait of the British immunologist Dr William Frankland MBE, who continues working at 105 years old.

Gideon was selected as this year’s winner out of 674 entries from 74 colleges in Britain and Ireland. 

Dr William Frankland is 105 years young and it was a huge privilege to meet him given his experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war and an eminent immunologist. I feel humbled to have received the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award and I am grateful to Mall Galleries and the Federation of British Artists for their recognition. - Gideon Summerfield

Runner-up Rebeka-Louise Lee, 20, studying at Canterbury Christ Church University, has won Cass Art vouchers worth £250.

The Hermione Hammond Award was established in 2012 in memory of the artist Hermione Hammond. Run in conjunction with Mall Galleries, the Award encourages art students to develop their drawing skills. This year’s judging panel included artist Jason Bowyer as the head judge; Alistair Redgrift, Exhibitions Manager at the Federation of British Artists; Liberty Rowley, Audience Development Manager at Mall Galleries; and Jane Brown, Tom Cartlidge and Robert Prescott: niece, great-nephew and cousin of Hermione Hammond. 

View the album below on Facebook to see work Highly Commended by the judging panel alongside the prize-winning works

Posted by Mall Galleries on Monday, 8 May 2017