Drawing Projects UK is a non-profit centre for research, development, production and promotion of exhibitions, events and workshops in drawing and contemporary art.

Drawing Projects UK provides a space for drawing – where you can see, make and discuss drawing - and aims to promote, develop and build a community through drawing in a local, regional, national and international context.

Formed in 2009 by Professor Anita Taylor to develop and promote research initiatives in drawing, including the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the new centre opened at Bridge House in Trowbridge in 2015.

Built in 1929, Bridge House is a landmark building adjacent to Trowbridge railway station. It houses the Drawing Projects UK office, The Drawing Centre project space and training room, meeting rooms, workspaces for artists, designers, makers and creative, cultural and educational enterprises and Studio Café.

Programmes include exhibitions, drawing sessions, projects, workshops, talks and events and we can provide professional development services for artists, curators and arts organisations.

What's happening at Drawing Projects

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Alice Workman, Friday 31 Aug…

The guest speaker for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club on Friday 31 August, from 8:00am to 10:00am, will be Alice Workman, Senior Director of Hauser & Wirth Somerset. 


Heritage Open Day 2018 at Drawing Projects UK - Saturday 8 S…

As part of the Heritage Open Days 2018, there will be tours of historical buildings and other events across Trowbridge on Saturday 8 September, and there will be a number of free events and exhibitions held across the county town as part of Explore Art Trowbridge.  Here at Drawing Projects UK, we will be open from 12noon to 4pm for the Jerwood Drawing...


Anita Taylor on the Jerwood Drawing Prize - 8 September

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present this Drawing Discussion event in association with the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 exhibition, and as part of the Explore Art Trowbridge contribution to Heritage Open Day. Hear Director of the Jerwood - now Trinity Buoy Wharf - Drawing Prize Project, Professor Anita Taylor, talk about the origination of the exhibition and its history since...


From the Blog

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is Open for Entries

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is currently open for submissions and presents the opportunity for all drawing practitioners in the UK to showcase their work alongside leading contemporary artists and makers in the field. Online registration for artists entering the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will close at 5pm on 27 June 2018. Once registered, applicants then submit their works...


A new sponsor for the pre-eminent Drawing Prize in the UK - …

Drawing Projects UK is delighted that Bath Spa University has announced a new partnership with Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust to deliver the annual Drawing Prize which has been led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, since 1994. The exhibition will now become known as the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize after seventeen years of generous support from Jerwood Charitable...


Open to Draw: Artist-in-Residence Sandra Porter's New Exhibi…

One of the ultimate pleasures of the Open to Draw programme at Drawing Projects UK is the privilege of watching an artist’s or maker’s project develop over a specific period of time. Nestled in one of the ground floor studios, or in the project space, their work flexes and adapts as their purpose and enquiry grows in muscle, nerve and...


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