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Private View & Prize Giving: The John Ruskin Prize 2019

  • The Holden Gallery Manchester Metropolitan University M15 6BR United Kingdom (map)

Visual literacy charity The Big Draw, joined with the partners and supporters of The John Ruskin Prize 2019 are please to extend an invitation to the preview and Prize Giving of The John Ruskin Prize 2019: Agent of Change taking place on 11 July 2019 at The Holden Gallery, Manchester.

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 have considered over 3500 artworks and the Prize Organisers will be announcing the shortlisted artists 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 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.