Derwent Art Price
Derwent, the internationally renowned fine art brand, are proud to announce that the seventh instalment of the Derwent Art Prize is now open for entries!
Created in 2012 by Derwent, the Derwent Art Prize celebrates and rewards excellence in contemporary pencil art, inviting artists to submit the very best in 2D and 3D artworks created in any pencil, including colour, water-soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal pencils.
Dedicated to championing art made in pencil and supporting artists in their careers, the Derwent Art Prize presents an international exhibition in the beating heart of the Southbank at gallery@OXO and awards prizes to winning artists worth £13,000.
Now in its 7th edition, the competition has attracted more than 20,000 entries from 75 countries.
A Proud Heritage Dating Back to 1832
With a proud heritage dating back to 1832, we have been creating pencils in the Lake District, UK, since 1916 and the first Derwent colour pencil was introduced in 1938. Our Pencil Museum still stands on the site of our original factory in Keswick. Derwent has continued to be proud of its Cumbrian roots and in 2008 a purpose-built factory was opened in Lillyhall.
With over 150 years of know-how packed into every pencil and art tool, our creative and scientific minds never cease in their quest for new ideas. Obsessing over the highest quality of materials and forever creating an ever evolving and exceptional range to meet the requirements of every artist. We will keep pushing our boundaries so that artists can keep pushing theirs.