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03.06.2019 > THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

With an overwhelming response to this year’s prize theme: Agent of Change, 41 artists and designers, working across a broad range of disciplines, have been selected from over 1260 entries for The John Ruskin Prize 2019. This year’s selection panel considered over 3000 artworks, and after an difficult multi-stage selection process, the prize founders and organisers are pleased to announce the 2019 shortlist. Read More.


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13.05.2019 > THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2019 CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW CLOSED

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 will consider over 3500 artworks, selecting 25 - 30 artists for the shortlist, to be announced 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.


29.01.2019 > THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2019 THEME and selection panel Announced

PRESS RELEASE: THE 5TH JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE CALLS FOR AGENTS OF CHANGE IN BICENTENARY YEAR

In a Press Release on 29.01.19 the prize organisers announced the theme, prizes, partners and selection panel for The John Ruskin Prize 2019. Meet The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Selection Panel here.


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29.01.2019 > THE JOHN RUSKIN PRIZE 2019 shortlist exhibition partners announced

PRESS RELEASE: tHE holden gallery, manchester metropolitan university, and the festival of ruskin in manchester announced as prize and programme partners.

The Holden Gallery is situated at the centre of Manchester School of Art, and housed in the original building which was built in 1880. The gallery space has remained an exhibition space since its initial purpose as the Textile Court, and retains many of its original architectural features. The Holden Gallery has a fully curated exhibitions programme that focuses exclusively on recent developments in international contemporary visual art, exploring thematic ideas through the work of key established and mid-career artists.


Drawing Democracy  by Robin Sukatorn (2018)

Drawing Democracy by Robin Sukatorn (2018)

04.05.2018 > 'drawing democracy' by robin sukatorn launched!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of 'Drawing Democracy' by John Ruskin Prize student winner 2016 Robin Sukatorn, now available to buy in The Ruskin Prize Editions collection. 

Featuring over 140 illustrations and 6,000 words of commentary, 'Drawing Democracy' documents ‘democracy in action’. Introductory offer! Receive a complimentary Ruskin Prize 2015/16 catalogue with every purchase of Drawing Democracy.


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