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

Mikey Cuddihy, Complacent Investors, Pandemic Pillows Series, 2020

Mikey Cuddihy - Pandemic Pillows - 16 May to 26 June 2020

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to feature the Pandemic Pillows by Mikey Cuddihy during lockdown. We have been in discussions with Mikey about an Open to Draw project for some time, and look forward to presenting her work in the real in our future exhibition and residency programmes when we are able to re-open our doors to the public. In...


Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 - Call for Entries by …

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition and awards are now open for entries. Drawings may be entered for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibitions and awards via the online portal by 24 June 2020.   The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the foremost annual exhibition of drawing in the UK. It is known for its leading role...


Miranda’s Coffee Shop - Delivery & Take Away Service

From Monday 23 March, Miranda's Coffee Shop at Drawing Projects UK will offer a delivery service only. Miranda will be baking bread and cakes, and preparing delicious family meals for you to order while she is unable to open due to the current government restrictions on cafes and restaurants. Miranda's Special Treat Menu is below. Please contact Miranda by phone 07718076857...


From the Blog

Five years ago.... we collected the keys to Bridge House!

Five years ago, when we collected the keys to Bridge House, our ideas about establishing a physical centre for drawing and contemporary art for Drawing Projects UK started to transform into reality.  Looking for a new live-work space in the area, Bridge House serendipitously provided the opportunity to expand Drawing Projects UK as a centre for the research and development of...


The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 - Selectors & …

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 will open for entries from 20 April 2020 for a special edition - in 2020 it will be the third year of support for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust and the 25th consecutive annual open drawing exhibition since 1994. To mark this milestone, there will be an International Call for Entries for the...


Collaborative Drawing: A research group to develop drawing a…

Here’s a question, what aspect of your practice might you develop using drawing? (If you find it hard to answer substitute the word develop for the word explore.) I’ve learnt that for some – myself included - even post MA, the rigour necessary to answer questions like this is more easily found in a group where the people around you will...


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