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The John Ruskin Prize 2019: agent of change | Ruskin 200
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The 5th John Ruskin Prize calling for 'Agents of Change' receives record number of entries from artists and designers across the nation.
A record number of artists, makers and designers have responded to The John Ruskin Prize 2019 nationwide call for entries, this year inviting submissions in response to the theme: Agent of Change.
Over 1250 artists and designers, working in and across a broad range of disciplines have applied this year. The 2019 selection panel will consider over 3500 artworks, selecting 25 - 30 artists for the shortlist, to be announced on 3 June 2019. From the shortlist 3 winners will be announced and awarded their share of the £5K Prize Fund at the Private View and Prize Giving at The Holden Gallery, Manchester on 11 July 2019.
With the values of the radical polymath and social justice pioneer John Ruskin at its core, and with his legacy in the spotlight in this bicentenary year, we are proud that the themes explored through The John Ruskin Prize resonate so strongly with creatives working across the nation. Thank you to everyone who submitted to this years prize.
The John Ruskin Prize is Organised by The Big Draw. Our founder and core supporter is The Guild of St George, the charity set up by John Ruskin in 1871.
29.01.2019 - PRESS RELEASE: THE 5TH JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE CALLS FOR AGENTS OF CHANGE IN BICENTENARY YEAR
In a Press Release on 29.01.19 The Big Draw announced the theme, prizes, partners and selection panel for The John Ruskin Prize 2019. See the news.
PRIZES: 1ST PRIZE £3K | 2ND PRIZE £1K | STUDENT PRIZE £1K
Shortlist announcement: 03.06.19 | Meet the selection panel
Prize winners announced + shortlist exhibition PV at The Holden Gallery, Manchester: 11.07.19 | RSVP below:
Shortlist exhibition at The Holden Gallery, Manchester: 12.07.19 - 14.08.19
Ruskin200: CELEBRATING THE BICENTENARY OF JOHN RUSKIN’S BIRTH 1819 | 2019
The Big Draw is proud to be joining with organisations across the world to mark the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth this year with a series of special events exploring Ruskin’s radical and increasingly relevant ideas on society, culture, politics, environmental issues and everything in between. A true polymath and social justice pioneer, Ruskin’s legacy will be explored through exhibitions, talks, publications and workshops. A selection of upcoming eventscan be found here.