SKETCH OPEN 2017 - Sketchbook Drawing Prize

Selected from an international submission of over 500 Sketchbooks, the shortlisted artists present 100 Sketchbooks to be exhibited in SKETCH2017.  Some images from the two sketchbooks of mine selected for the show.

‘SKETCH is a ‘must-see’ show; it will intrigue, engage and inspire.  100 artists’ sketch books with a truly remarkable range and diversity.  From figurative to abstract; colour-saturated to mono-chrome; notes, jottings and doodles, but also beautifully finished pieces; oil, watercolour, chalk, pencil, pen and ink, paste and collage.  A universe of experience, interpretation and feeling encapsulated in 100, endlessly fascinating artists’ sketch books.  Stunning!’

Extract from Exhibition review by Fiona Robinson "The two fattest sketchbooks, gloriously rich and full of dark seductive surfaces are by Laura Hudson.  Torn paper shapes, edges darkened by charcoal are collaged or used as stencils to create a negative central space". full article at Baby Forest  

Selectors Tom Hammick, painter and printer; Peter Randell-Page RA, sculptor; GIll Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints), Word & Image Dept, V&A Museum;

Selected Artists: Nidhi Agarwal, Nilofar Akmut, Lucy Austin, Peter Avery, Michelle Avison, Naomi Avsec, Richard Baker, Garry Barker, Brian Bishop, Andy Black, Kate Black, Patrick Blower, Julie Bolus, Neil Bousfield, Meg Buick, Robbie Bushe, Tom Cartmill, Becca Collins, Eugenia Cuellar, Yael David-Cohen, Mel Day, Anne Desmet, Clare Dudeney, Cameron Duke, Richard Eastwood, Peter Esslemont, Anny Evason, David Ferry, Coral G Guest, Nikki Gardham, Yolanta Gawlik, Chris Gilbert, Christopher Green, Beatrice Haines, Lesley Hicks, Tracy Himsworth, Eunju Hitchcock-Yoo, James Hobbs, Louise Holgate, Hilary Owers & Graham Hooper, Laura Hudson, Neil Irons, Lily Irwin, Paul Jackson, Alexander Johnson, Anne Kristin Hages, Karen Lorenz, Christine Mackey, Tony Martin, Patrick Martin, Lynda Marwood, Anna McDowell, Ruth Miemczyk, Julie Moss, Stephen Mumberson, Liz Myhill, Maureen Nathan, Simon Nicholas, Maureen O'Leary, Alison O'Neill, Beñat Olaberria, Edith Pargh Barton, Simon Parish, Helena Park, Stephanie Parr, Chitra Parvathy Merchant, Caroline Pedler, Howard Read, Chloe Regan, Margot Shores, Julie-Ann Simpson, Serena Smith, Barbara Sykes, Sadie Tierney, Luke Treece-Birch, David Willetts, Melanie Wickham


21 May – 17 June 2017
Rabley Drawing Centre
Rabley Barn
Marlborough, SN8 2LW

22 July – 3 September 2017
Black Swan Arts, Frome
2 Bridge Street
Frome, BA11 1BB

9 September – 6 October 2017
Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place
Plymouth PL4 8AT

20 November – 15 December 2017
Peter Scott Gallery
Lancaster Arts
Great Hall Complex
Lancaster University LA1 4YW