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 Mairéad McClean on 22 Februa…

On Friday 22 February 2019 our Girl Friday Breakfast Club guest speaker will be Mairéad McClean, an award-winning artist/filmmaker whose work explores ideas on identity, migration and memory. In 2017 Mairéad was commissioned by The Wapping Project to produce new work on the theme of Borders post-Brexit. The main film of this commission was shot in the Outer Hebrides and her...

19-02-2019

Preview: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 on 2 March 20…

Please join us for the preview of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition at Drawing Projects UK on Saturday 2 March 2019 from 2pm to 5pm. The foremost UK annual open drawing exhibition in the UK includes 69 drawings by 67 artists and makers, selected by Nigel Hall RA, Megan Piper, and Dr. Chris Stephens in 2018.  Miranda's Coffee Shop...

17-02-2019

On Display at Drawing Projects from 15 to 22 February 2019

From 15 to 22 February 2019, there will be a selection of drawings on show, by artists and makers involved in the Drawing Projects UK programmes, in the Gallery and the Entrance Hall. In the Long Gallery we will be displaying drawings by Saranjit Birdi as part of his Mapping Bones drawing project and performance. Saranjit Birdi is a multimedia visual...

03-02-2019

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Marie Harnett, Windows, pencil on paper, 129 x217cm, 2017

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 - exhibition & tou…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition includes 69 drawings by 67 artists and makers, selected from an overall submission of 1,711 works from across the UK by Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Dr Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne Museum in Bath.  Supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is a...

02-12-2018

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...

25-06-2018

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

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