The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Exhibition Catalogue | collect at gallery (£5)

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The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Exhibition Catalogue | for delivery (£5 + p&p)


The Big Draw, organisers of The John Ruskin Prize are pleased to be taking part in Ruskin in Manchester this summer as part of the #Ruskin200 celebrations. Take a look at the events calendar for what’s happening this summer.

“What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” - John Ruskin

Now open at The Holden Gallery in Manchester, featuring work selected from over 1260 entries (over 3000 artworks), The 5th John Ruskin Prize shortlist exhibition ‘Agent of Change’ features challenging work by the selected 41 prize finalists. In response to a nationwide open call, entrants this year entered work responding to the theme: Agent of Change.

The exhibition is free and open to all and continues until 24 August 2019. Read more on the 2019 Prize Finalists here.

The 3 prize winners were announced on 11 July 2019 at the exhibition launch of ‘Agent of Change’ at The Holden Gallery and each awarded their share of the £5000 Prize fund.They are:

1ST PRIZE: Juliette Losq | 2ND PRIZE: Shanti Panchal | STUDENT PRIZE: Chao Wang | READ PRESS RELEASE


LOCATION: The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish St, Manchester M15 6BR

DATES: 12 July - 24 August 2019, exhibition open Wednesday - Saturday

OPENING TIMES: 12 - 6pm, late opening every Thursday until 7pm.

event: 18 july | DRAWING DEMOCRACY: TOUR, draw & TALK

Thursday 18th July 6 - 8pm : Drawing Democracy: The Art of Observation and its Power to Affect Change | Tickets: £5 / Free (concessions)

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Start Point: The Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, MMU