The Hermione Hammond Drawing Award is a £2,000 award for emerging artists to encourage and reward the practice of contemporary representational drawing.
For 2020, the award will be given as a prize at the Annual Exhibition of the New English Art Club at Mall Galleries for a drawing by an emerging artist aged 35 or under.
Acceptable media include pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, conte, pastels, oil pastels, sanguine, or printmaking and mixed media pieces where draughtsmanship is in evidence.
The judging committee, comprised of the family of Hermione Hammond and representatives of Mall Galleries, will pick the winner from the exhibited, eligible works by artists aged between 18 and 35 at the time of submission.
To have your work considered for the New English Art Club's Annual Exhibition, and therefore the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award (if eligible), please refer to the exhibition's Call for Entries.
Entries are open between 17 December 2019 and 28 February 2020, while the exhibition runs from 12 to 20 June, with the winner announced at the Private View on Thursday 11 June 2020.
*** Please note that the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2020 has been postponed; the winner of the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award 2020 will be announced at the rescheduled exhibition, the dates for which are to be confirmed ***
About the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award
The Hermione Hammond Drawing Award was established in 2012, in memory of the artist Hermione Hammond (1910-2005), to encourage the practice of representational drawing among emerging artists.
There have been six winners to date, Rupert Smissen (2012), Philip Adamson (2013), Magi Kemp (2014), Gideon Summerfield (2017), Martin Karpisz, professionally known as Siguel (2018), and George Spencer Jackson (2019).
Previous Winners of the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award (since 2017)
2017 Winner: Gideon Summerfield William Frankland MBE
2018 Winner: Martin Karpisz, professionally known as Siguel, Study 1