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 Anita Taylor on 30 August 20…

On Friday 30 August 2019 our Girl Friday Breakfast Club speaker will be artist and educator, Anita Taylor. Anita Taylor is a practicing artist, curator, educator, and writer. She is the founding Director of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize [1994-present] and Drawing Projects UK [since 2009]. Anita has extensive teaching, research, review and leadership experience in art and design higher education...

24-08-2019

Trowbridge Poetry Stanza: Guest Poets + open-mic on 7 Septe…

On Saturday 7 September, the Trowbridge Poetry Society Stanza is looking forward to welcoming Kathy Pimlott (published by The Emma Press) and David Clarke (published by Flarestack and Nine Arches Press) to read, and there will be an open-mic, so please bring your poems to read too.  The Trowbridge Poetry Society Stanza meets on the first Saturday of each month between...

12-08-2019

In Focus - Paintings by Robin Heaton from 20 July to 25 Augu…

Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present In Focus: Paintings by Robin Heaton from 20 July to 25 August 2019. Robin Heaton is an American painter who has been resident in the UK for 32 years. She graduated with First Class Honours in Fine Art in 2000. Now based in Wiltshire, Robin is a current studio holder at Drawing Projects UK.  Using...

11-08-2019

From the Blog

Andrew Litten, About To Say Something. 2019. Shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 - Shortlist Announced

Supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is selected from original drawings and led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, since 1994. The Prize has an established reputation as the foremost national exhibition of drawing practice and is known for both its promotion of artists and makers who draw, and its championing of the role and...

29-07-2019

Simon Woolham - Drawing Out The Canal Project - August 2019

In August Drawing Projects UK will be supporting artist Simon Woolham to explore the Kennet & Avon Canal through drawing, walking and talking as part of our Open to Draw programme. The Drawing Out The Canal project is focused around a 5-day walking, drawing, talking residency along the Kennet and Avon Canal, taking place from 7 to 11 August. The project...

29-07-2019

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019: Call for Entries, Sel…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 Selection Panel will comprise Chantal Joffe RA, artist; Andrew Nairne OBE, Director of Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge; and Dorothy Price, Reader in History of Art at the University of Bristol, and Editor of Art History. Together they will select around 65 drawings for an exhibition that will launch at Trinity Buoy Wharf before...

16-03-2019

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