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 Elena Hill, Friday 29 June

The guest speaker for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club on Friday 29 June will be Elena Hill, Director of AMI, founder of Soda Film + Art, and Regional Circle Director of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund for the South West. 

17-06-2018

Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks on 30 June at 4pm

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present this Drawing Discussion event in association with the From the Ground: Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks exhibition. Hear Mandy Bonnell and James Brooks in conversation with Anita Taylor on Saturday 30 June at 4pm.

28-05-2018

Gabriel Gbadamosi with Mandy Bonnell on 2 June

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present this special event in association with the From the Ground: Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks exhibition. Hear Gabriel Gbadamosi on Saturday 2 June at 4pm along with exhibiting artist Mandy Bonnell as part of our Drawing Discussion series.

28-05-2018

From the Blog

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...

22-03-2018

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...

25-02-2018

Life Drawing Sessions: Nov - Dec 2017

In November and December we will be running a number of Life Drawing Sessions. On Thursday 16 November there will be a special life drawing session led by Alex Roberts, with two male models which will use simple props and drapery to explore meaning and symbolism within figurative drawing.

11-11-2017

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