William Blake Society Drawing Competition
Each year the Blake Society gives ten per cent of its income to an individual in the form of a grant to encourage a work of vision. This year the 2016 Tithe Grant will be awarded to the best drawing inspired by Blake.
Each year the Blake Society gives ten per cent of its income to an individual in the form of a grant to encourage a work of vision.
This year the 2016 Tithe Grant will be awarded to the best drawing inspired by Blake’s ‘Bounding Line’.
‘The great and golden rule of art, as well as of life, is this: That the more distinct, sharp, and wiry the bounding line, the more perfect the work of art; and the less keen and sharp, the greater is the evidence of weak imitation, plagiarism, and bungling … Leave out this line, and you leave out life itself’ (A Descriptive Catalogue, 1809).
The winning entries will be chosen by the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller whose recent work includes conceptual life drawing classes in New York. In 2013 Deller represented Britain at the Venice Biennale.
Drawings must be postcard-sized (A6, 105 mm x 148 mm)
Only drawings will be accepted (no photographs or other media).
Entries must be posted physically to:
Tithe Grant 2016
The Blake Society
St James’s Church
London W1J 9LL
Entries must be received by 1 November 2016.
The winning entry and runners up will be announced at the event in Waterstones Piccadilly on 6 December 2016
Unfortunately the Blake Society is unable to return submissions.
Any questions should be emailed to: [email protected]
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