Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Public Talk: Jeanette Barnes and Penny McCarthy in conversation with Alex Roberts.
March 18th 2020, 6pm – 8pm.
Leading artists explore the role of drawing in their work and the significance and importance of drawing as a discipline.
After completing a fine art degree at Liverpool Polytechnic, Jeanette Barnes studied postgraduates at the Royal Academy Schools – Fine Art Painting and Royal College of Art – Printmaking. She has for the past thirty years worked on large-scale energetic drawings of the urban environment and have begun working on series of monotype prints. Her work has been exhibited in many group and solo shows including several times at the RA Summer Exhibition and the Jerwood Drawing Prize, recently having solo shows at Felix & Spear and at Canary Wharf as artist in residence at Clifford Chance. She has been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes, including second prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2003, joint winner of the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize 2013 at the RA Summer Exhibition and winner of the TBWDP Working Drawing Award 2019.
Penny McCarthy (born 1960, Washington DC). Works primarily with drawing and text. Her work is presented internationally in a variety of contexts: in museums and galleries, at conferences, and as live projects and publications. Penny’s work has been supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England and Arts and Humanities Research Council. She was awarded the Evelyn Williams Drawing Prize in 2019. Her recent projects have been for Liquid Crystal Display at Site Gallery, Sheffield, Picture Room in New York and Beware the Cat, a research collaboration touring theatres shown at RSC Stratford in 2019. Her solo exhibition at Hastings Contemporary will open in 2021.