THE SIR DENIS MAHON AWARD AT THE ROYAL DRAWING SCHOOL
This prestigious 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.
JACK McGARRITY is the recipient of The Sir Denis Mahon Award 2021-2022.
Jack McGarrity graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with First Class Honours in Fine Art and completed residences in Florence and at the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Equally concerned with both quotidian mundanity and the heightened reality of film and comic books, Jack creates new narratives that explore notions of the absurd, stillness and alienation in the modern world.
Jack Mc Garrity
Jack McGarrity talks about what attracted him to The Drawing Year and the way it’s transformed his practice and supported him through the pandemic.
OTHER MAHON AWARDS
MAHON AWARD 2022-2023
Winner: Christina Kimeze
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