Albemarle artist Caroline Burraway has won the 2018 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (formerly Jerwood Drawing Prize) for her poignant charcoal drawing Eden. Eden (a displaced Eritrean) lived in a cramped tent with three other people, including a heavily pregnant woman between the Jungle in Calais and a small camp in Isbergues with no sanitation or water.
While in the camps, Burraway spent time with the people forced to live there, building a bedrock of trust before asking them to be involved in her project. In doing so, she scrutinises the ethical responsibility of the viewer to acknowledge the Other as a living, breathing presence, not an expendable object. She calls for a humanistic response to problems of displacement.