SKETCH is not intended to be a survey of the sketchbook, but a to generate creative impetus and provide a forum for debate. The sketchbook is a place for impossible experiments alongside the ordinary and the observed. Viewing them can be a journey through the most intimate studio space of the artist.
“The handling of a sketchbook takes us to the heart of the space inhabited by the artist - The turning of a page brings a flow of ideas: fragments of images to come, references to places visited, experiences absorbed and thoughts provoked. It is a unique and privileged position, the prospect excites and the time spent rewards.” Meryl Setchel Ainslie
In 2005, Meryl Ainslie, founder and director of Rabley Drawing Centre in Wiltshire launched the SKETCH Open Sketchbook Drawing Prize. SKETCH is the UK’s only art prize for artist’s sketchbooks with a dedicated touring sketchbook exhibition.
This year we are really delighted to be working with Parker Harris, one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK. Parker Harris specialise in the delivery of visual arts projects spanning all disciplines and applications will be made using their online portal. More information about Parker Harris on their website http://parkerharris.co.uk/.