THE SIR DENIS MAHON AWARD AT THE ROYAL DRAWING SCHOOL

The Mahon Award was created to honour the memory of Sir Denis Mahon and his lifelong passion for painting and drawing. During his lifetime he was a great supporter of the Royal Drawing School (formerly The Prince’s Drawing School) and this annual award was created to give a recent graduate of The Drawing year the opportunity to continue to focus on drawing from observation and to develop their work.

A prize of £10,000 is awarded to an outgoing Drawing Year student each year to enable them to continue their practice as an artist, it runs from March to March and the award goes towards a studio space for the duration of the year as well as a solo exhibition.

The artists who have so far received the award are:

  • 2022-23 Christina Kimeze
  • 2021-22 Jack McGarrity
  • 2020-21 Deanio X
  • 2019-20 Irene Montemurro
  • 2018-19 Joana Galego
  • 2017-18 Holly Froy
  • 2016-17 Naomi Trevor
  • 2015-16 Rosie Vohra
  • 2014-15 Jessie Makinson
  • 2013-14 Jonathan Farr
  • 2012-13 Tom Sander
  • 2011-12 Alex Cree

CHRISTINA KIMEZE is the recipient of the Sir Denis Mahon Award 2022-2023.

Christina Kimeze

A former graduate in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, Christina’s Drawing Year has given her the opportunity to devote herself entirely to her artistic practice, which she has embraced in a variety of media. In her words: ‘the most fundamental change to my work has been really seeing – what I’m researching, what I’m interested in – my subject matter – and ultimately what I’m drawing.’ The prize of £10,000 will support Christina as she continues her artistic journey, culminating in a solo show next year.

Further recent and current work can be seen at Christina’s website.

PREVIOUS MAHON AWARDS

MAHON AWARD 2021-2022

Winner: Jack McGarrity

MAHON AWARD 2020-2021

Winner: Deanio X

MAHON AWARD 2019-2020

Winner: Irene Montemurro

MAHON AWARD VIDEOS

THE MAHON AWARD EXHIBITION AT BRITISH MUSEUM
8 November 2018

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