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The John Ruskin Prize 2019

The John Ruskin Prize is the fastest growing multi-disciplinary art prize in the UK.

Inaugurated in 2012 by The Guild of St. George and The Big Draw, The Prize aims to uphold John Ruskin’s beliefs whilst challenging the nation’s artists to consider their role as societal change makers and innovators. Ruskin - an impassioned critic, not only of art but of society and life, believed that art has the power to expose universal truths. Ruskin was a writer, artist, social critic, polymath and aesthete who fiercely opposed the social injustices of his day.

The Prize also embraces Ruskin’s polymathic sensibilities, welcoming entries from artists, designers and makers focusing on the strengths of multidisciplinary practice. The John Ruskin Prize calls to creatives across the nation to respond to challenging themes, the resulting exhibitions have attracted diverse audiences and received wide critical acclaim.

The 2019 Call For Entries:

The 2019 call for entries and prize theme for the bicentenary year will be announced on 28 January 2019, entries open on 8 February 2019.

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