Alison Carlier

When beginning my research into Alison Carlier, one of the first links that caught my eye on the search engine was the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014.

A piece of text read aloud, titled “Adjectives, Lines and Marks” won her the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2014.


I feel really strongly about this, my initial reaction being anger!

I can understand the concept behind the piece, but being a traditionalist (although I consider myself to be open-minded), I believe that a drawing involves mark making. I think “Adjectives, Lines and Marks” shows a distinct lack of creativity as the artist openly admits to having used text from a reference book, therefore the words are not her own.



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