The Hermione Hammond Drawing Award is a £2,000 award for emerging artists to encourage and reward the practice of contemporary representational drawing.
The award is given as a prize at the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries for a drawing by an emerging artist aged 35 or under.
Acceptable media include pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, conté, pastels, oil pastels, sanguine, or printmaking and mixed media pieces where draughtsmanship is in evidence.
The winner is chosen by the selection committee (comprising the family of Hermione Hammond and representatives of Mall Galleries) from exhibited, eligible works by artists aged 18 to 35 at the time of submission.
To have your work considered for the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, and therefore the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award (if eligible), please refer to the exhibition's Call for Entries.
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 eight winners to date, Rupert Smissen (2012), Philip Adamson (2013), Magi Kemp (2014), Gideon Summerfield (2017), Martin Karpisz, professionally known as Siguel (2018), George Spencer Jackson (2019), Merlin Bateman-Paris (2020), and Zuzanna Salamon (2021).
Past Winners of the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award
2017 Winner: Gideon Summerfield William Frankland MBE
2018 Winner: Martin Karpisz, professionally known as Siguel Study 1
2019 Winner: George Spencer Jackson Black Dog Bite