The winning work of this year’s Hermione Hammond Drawing Award, alongside the runner up and the highly commended will be on display at the Islington Cass Art Space from 25 September to 8 October.
The Award was established in 2012 in memory of the artist Hermione Hammond to encourage artists to develop their drawing skills. It is now run in conjunction with Mall Galleries. This year 674 entries came from 74 colleges in Britain and Ireland. The exhibition will feature the work of 14 student artists.
Gideon Summerfield, studying at the Royal Drawing School, won the first prize of £4,000 for his pencil portrait of the British immunologist Dr William Frankland MBE, who popularised the Pollen Count in weather reports.
Runner Up, Rebeka-Louise Lee, studying at Canterbury Christ Church University, won Cass Art vouchers worth £250 for her sketchbook series Journal of Places I Visit which includes drawings of the inside of a bus, the kitchen, coffee shops and the print room at college.
The exhibiting artists are: Annie Clough-Hillman (Wimbledon College of Art), Immie Dungate (Anglia Ruskin University), Willa Hilditch (Chelsea College of Art), Sung-Kook Kim (Royal College of Art), Jonathan Koetsier (Falmouth University), Rebeka-Louise Lee (Canterbury Christ Church University), Anna Menshenina (University of Westminster), Elizabeth Monahan (Norwich University of the Arts), Tyler Reed (Camberwell College of Arts), Gideon Summerfield, (Royal Drawing School), Stefan Tiburcio (Royal Drawing School), Haoxuan Wei (Royal College of Art), Colette Williams (Falmouth University) and Scott Williams (Llwyn y Bryn School of Art).