The Big Draw and The Guild of St George are delighted to invite you to the launch and exhibition of Master of all Trades: The John Ruskin Prize 2017  generously hosted this year by the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield - in the heart of the 'City of Makers'.  This summer sees works shortlisted for the John Ruskin Prize 2017 make their debut at the Millennium Gallery. Inspired by the Victorian artist, critic and scholar, the award, established by The Big Draw in collaboration with the Guild of St George, is now in its fourth year. The 2017 Prize invited artists, makers and craftspeople from across the UK to investigate the theme of the artist as polymath, a multi-skilled master of many disciplines. The artists shortlisted for this year's Prize are:

Louisa Boyd, Holly Brodie, Nuala Clooney, Andrew Ekins, Erin Dickson, Paul Hazelton, Marielle Hehir, Anne Howeson, Rebecca Ilett, Shelley James, Debbie Lawson, Emily Lazerwitz, Sue Lawty, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Hugh Miller, Rosa Nguyen, Kyle Noble, Briony O Clarke, Sumi Perera, Shauna Richardson, Connor Rogers, Fi Smart, Serena Smith, Harland Viney, Simon Ward & Robert Mach, and Ray Winder.

Join us on the night to hear the John Ruskin Prize 2017 winner announced and be the very first to see the exhibition of shortlisted artworks.