Sarah Gillett, Ethel Grimbaldeston Meets Herself (detail), pencil, ink and scoring on paper
Brian McKenzie, Bear Hunter (detail), drawing on perspex with acrylic
Sumi Perera, Shattering The Glass Ceiling II (detail), pencil, pen, ink, pastel, stitch, incision & perforation

Deadline for entry

Fri 01 March 2013 17:00 GMT

ROOTSTEIN HOPKINS DRAWING EXHIBITION 2013

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The second in a series of drawing exhibitions celebrating the important place of drawing in adult education, this exhibition also aims to investigate drawing as a way of thinking, as a process and as a means of expression in all of its diverse forms.
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\r\nExhibition and Prizes

\r\nThe Judges
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\r\nHow to Enter
\r\nRootstein Hopkins Foundation
\r\nMorley College

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Exhibition and Prizes
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The Rootstein Hopkins Drawing Exhibition 2013 is the only juried drawing prize founded specifically for those in part-time adult education in London, and is intended to promote and showcase an exceptional breadth of work.
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\r\nDrawings will be selected by an independent panel of judges for exhibition at the Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London SE1. The exhibition will run from Wednesday 8 May until Saturday 8 June 2013, and participants will have the opportunity of offering their work for sale.
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\r\nThree main prizes, of £1000, £500 and £250 will be awarded, as well as a People's Prize of £250 for the drawing with most public votes at the end of the exhibition.
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The 2013 Judges

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Professor Stephen Farthing RA, Rootstein Hopkins Professor of Drawing, University of the Arts London will chair the judges.  His fellow judges will include Bada Song, 2nd Prize winner for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 and Simon Beer, NIACE Programme Manager.
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Entry fees

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The entry fee is £10 for the first work and £5 for each additional work.  The entry fee is non-refundable and payable on application.
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How to enter

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All students enrolled on all part-time adult education courses in Greater London during the academic years 2011/12 and 2012/13 are eligible to submit up to three drawings to be considered for exhibition.
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\r\nApplications should be made via the Online Entry form on this site. As well as completing the  online entry form, applicants are also required to upload digital image(s) of the drawing(s) they wish to put forward for exhibition, and pay the appropriate entry fee. The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2013.
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\r\nIf you are unable to make your application online please contact:
\r\nLena Augustinson, Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT.
\r\nT: 020 7450 1826
\r\nE: [email protected]
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\r\nSelected applicants will be notified by Tuesday 22 March 2013.
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Rootstein Hopkins Foundation

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Over a fourteen year period, from 1995 until 2008, the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation gave £8 million towards helping artists, art students, art galleries and colleges of art and design. Morley College was very fortunate to be one of the institutions benefiting from their generosity making this the biennial Rootstein Hopkins Drawing Exhibitions possible.
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Morley College

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Morley’s history dates back to the early 1880s, when visionary, Emma Cons established Morley Memorial College for Working Men and Women. The name of the College not only recognised the generous support from Samuel Morley, an eminent textile manufacturer, temperance worker and Member of Parliament, but also proclaimed the College’s commitment to gender and class equality.
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\r\nToday, Morley offers a range of inspiring courses and embraces new and innovative ways to support adult learning in the future.The college is dedicated to showcasing the achievements of its adult learners’ and have several exhibition spaces within the college, including a gallery that was established in 1968. With the kind support of the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation, Morley College is now able to provide a unique opportunity for adult learners throughout London to show their drawings in this selected exhibition
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Online entry form
David Holah, Reel, pencil and ink
Lisa Scott, Anemones (detail), charcoal
Laura Bushell, Maxine, graphite on paper

Rules & Conditions of Entry

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All students enrolled on all part-time adult education courses in Greater London  during the academic years 2011/12 and 2012/13 are eligible to submit up to three drawings to be considered for exhibition.
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\r\nOnly one entry per person.
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\r\nArtists must be over 18 years old at the time of entry.
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We are happy to accept as drawing, work in any 2D medium that the artist considers to be drawing, and that can be presented framed for hanging in the gallery. In the past we have accepted stitched, painted and hand-printed drawings alongside the more traditional ones.
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Work submitted must have been made since September 2011, must not have been previously exhibited, must be the sole work of the entrant and must also be an original composition.
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\r\nAll work submitted must be available for exhibition until 10 June 2013.
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All selected work must be delivered framed to Morley Gallery on the submission date.
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Morley Gallery reserves the right to use images of selected work for any publicity or marketing material for the Rootstein Hopkins Drawing Exhibition.
Online entry form
David Holah, Reel, pencil and ink
Lisa Scott, Anemones (detail), charcoal
Laura Bushell, Maxine, graphite on paper

HELP

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Online Entry - Uploading images

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Please ensure image files are labelled with your surname, title of work and appropriate file type suffix, e.g. 'Surname_Title.jpg'. Please note that image files should be a maximum of 0.5MB (500kb) and supplied in either JPEG, TIFF or PNG format. To upload image files, simply follow the instructions on the Online Entry form - click the 'browse' button, locate the image file on your computer and simply attach the image file by clicking on the 'open' button. Please be patient while your images upload.  Fill in the details (where applicable) and click the "upload images" button at the button of the form. Check your upload counter at the top of the 'List of Works' section to ensure your image has uploaded. Once you have finished uploading your image(s), click the "review button" to progress. If you have any problems uploading your images or completing the online entry form please contact Parker Harris on 01372 462190 or email

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Notification

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Selected applicants will be notified by  22 March 2013

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Framing of selected work

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Once your work has been selected we shall ask you to frame it for exhibition. Selected artists will be sent framing guidelines.
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Sale of work

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If you decide to put your work up for sale during this exhibition it will be subject to 30% gallery commission.
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Delivery of framed work for the exhibition

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Framed work should be delivered to the Morley Gallery on the following date:
\r\nSaturday 27 April 8am – 4pm
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Conditions of exhibition

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All selected work must be available until Monday 10 June 2013.
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Collection of work at the end of the exhibition

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Unsold work must be collected from Morley Gallery on the following dates:
\r\nMonday 10 June 8am - 12noon
\r\nTuesday 11 June 12 noon -8pm
\r\nAny work not collected by 8pm on Tuesday 11 June 2013 will be disposed of.
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FAQs

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Is there a theme for the exhibition?
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No. The exhibition is about drawing in all of its many wonderful forms and uses. Including drawing for design, from the imagination, from life, and all possible combinations of the above.
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\r\nI am from overseas am I eligible to enter?
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Yes. All students enrolled on all part-time adult education courses in Greater London during the academic years 2011/12 and 2012/13 are eligible.
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\r\nI am currently studying for an MA, can I enter a drawing?

\r\nNo. All students on part-time adult education courses that do not lead to formal qualifications are eligible, but not those on under- or post-graduate courses.
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\r\nI attend a ceramics course at a college in Tring, am I eligible to enter?
\r\nNo. We can only accept entries from those attending colleges/classes in Greater London.
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\r\nI took a French class last year (academic year 2011/12) and draw in my spare time, am I eligible to enter?
\r\nYes. All students who have enrolled on an adult education course in the academic years 2011/12 and 2012/13 are eligible. You do not need to have enrolled on an art course.
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\r\nI make drawings all the time, sometimes using pencils and pens, but frequently my work includes paint, and printmaking. Can I enter?
\r\nYes. If you class the work that you are making as drawing, and it can be hung in a frame for exhibition in the gallery, then it can be submitted. Drawing is a wide term, and we have deliberately avoided narrowing it. We hope that the exhibition will in part explore the possibilities of drawing.
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\r\nI cannot apply online – is there another way of entering?
\r\nYes. Please contact Lena Augustinson at Morley Gallery, on 020 7450 1826 or email [email protected] for information.
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\r\nI don't have a PayPal account.
\r\nYou do not need to have a registered PayPal account in order to enter online. Once you are linked through to the PayPal payment page, you will be asked to input your credit card details on the secure PayPal website. Those with PayPal accounts are given the option to sign in if they wish.
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\r\nI do not have a student number, what shall I put on the Entry Form?

\r\nIf you do not have a student number please leave this blank.
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\r\nI am having problems completing the entry form or uploading my images.
\r\nIf you have any problems uploading your images or completing the online entry form please contact Parker Harris on 01372 462190 or email
Online entry form
David Holah, Reel, pencil and ink
Lisa Scott, Anemones (detail), charcoal
Laura Bushell, Maxine, graphite on paper

Downloads & Links

\r\nCampaign for Drawing - www.campaignfordrawing.org
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Morley College Gallery - www.morleycollege.ac.uk/gallery
\r\nRootstein Hopkins Foundation - http://www.rhfoundation.org.uk
\r\nJerwood Drawing Prize - http://jerwoodvisualarts.org
\r\nThe National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) - www.niace.org.uk
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Online entry form
David Holah, Reel, pencil and ink
Lisa Scott, Anemones (detail), charcoal
Laura Bushell, Maxine, graphite on paper
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