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Jerwood Foundation and London Original Print Fair Print Prizes

A shared passion for supporting the future of printmaking and celebrating the scope that this dynamic, expressive and diverse medium offers for innovation and experimentation led Jerwood Foundation and London Original Print Fair to announce a joint initiative to create two Print Prizes in April 2019.


The Jerwood Printmaking Today Prize 2019


Continuing its support of early-career artists, Jerwood Foundation has developed a new Print Prize with London Original Print Fair and Printmaking Today. The Prize is open to emerging artists under the age of 35 who are excelling in the field of printmaking and have been nominated by exhibitors at London Original Print Fair. Chaired by Anne Desmet RA, former Editor of Printmaking Today, the judging panel includes Philippa Hogan-Hern, General Director, Jerwood; Helen Rosslyn, Director, London Original Print Fair; and Catherine Daunt, the Hamish Parker Curator of Prints at the British Museum.
The five shortlisted artists are Mathilde Busch, Jemma Gunning, Ben Hendy, Frederic Morris and Chika Osaka. Their work will be displayed at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts, 25-28 April 2019. The winner will be announced at the close of The London Original Print Fair on 28 April and will receive £2,500 and a profile feature article in the summer issue of Printmaking Today.


The Jerwood London Original Print Fair Prize 2019


Jerwood Foundation has joined London Original Print Fair in its historic support of an annual Print Prize awarded to an artist working in print in any medium and exhibiting in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. The winner of this year’s inaugural Jerwood London Original Print Fair Prize, selected by Helen Rosslyn, Philippa Hogan-Hern and Rebecca Salter RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools, will be announced on 2nd July and will receive £10,000.

London Original Print Fair © Benedict Johnson