Caroline Burraway wins Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

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.

October 22, 2018