This is the catalogue of artists work selected for the SKETCH 2011 national open sketchbook prize.
The SKETCH Drawing Prize is the UK’s only award for artist sketchbooks, with a dedicated sketchbook exhibition. Forty two Sketchbooks were selected by a distinguished panel of selectors: Deanna Petheridge, artist, academic and author of ‘The Primacy of Drawing, Histories and Theories of Practice'; Sandy Sykes, artist and the curator and director of Rabley Drawing Centre, Meryl Ainslie. The shortlist includes established artists, relative newcomers and students fresh from art school.
At Rabley Drawing Centre we promote the role of contemporary drawing through our Drawing School course programme; On-site Gallery with touring exhibitions; the Drawing Lab residential space for artist research and community Art Projects. Our inspirational rural location in converted Victorian barns on the Ainslie family farm near Marlborough in Wiltshire lures artists, students and visitors to its unique creative hub.