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

Dolla Merrillees (photo: David Fisher)

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Dolla Merrillees - 27 Novemb…

On Friday 27 November our Girl Friday Breakfast Club speaker will be Dolla Merrillees, cultural producer, consultant and author of The Woodcutter’s Wife: A Stepmother’s Tale (2007). Join us online on Friday 27 November at 8.30am (GMT), more information and booking here. Dolla Merrillees was formerly the Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Australia as well...

21-11-2020

You Are It, M.Lohrum

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 now at Cooper Gallery …

While our exhibition programme is once again on hold due to the new lockdown, we are thrilled that Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 is now on show at Cooper Gallery in Dundee from 13 November to 19 December 2020, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Free tickets available at Eventbrite.  Featuring 71 works by 56 artists selected out of 4274 entries...

14-11-2020

Simón Granell & Siân Bowen, Firefly Basket > Tally, 2019

Online Drawing Discussions - 23 October to 8 November 2020

Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present a series of online Drawing Discussions and other events alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition supported using public funding by Arts Council England.  Taking place between 23 October and 4 November, these Drawing Discussions are taking place with Professor Anita Taylor, exhibitors and selectors, and include live and recorded events and...

22-10-2020

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 at Drawing Projects UK…



Drawing Projects UK is delighted to have been supported with public funds by Arts Council England to present the prestigious Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition and associated public engagement programmes at Drawing Projects UK. This funding enables the 25th annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition to be shown at Drawing Projects UK, which was initially founded to...

22-10-2020

Gary Sangster on the Choose Art I Give Light to Refugees Ben…

Artists are amongst the most insightful and generous people I know. Their goal is to observe and describe the world as they see it and animate that description in a way that makes the world a richer and more meaningful experience for us all. They can bring into focus unseen, unnoticed moments, uncover the invisible, and they can personalise global...

20-06-2020

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...

26-04-2020

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