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

Life Drawing Sessions: 5 to 26 February 2019

Our popular Life Drawing Sessions with artist-tutor Alex Roberts start again on 5 February 2019. This will be a 4-week block of life drawing sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm until 26 February. 

21-12-2018

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Mandy Bonnell on Friday 28 D…

On Friday 28 December 2018 our Girl Friday Breakfast Club guest speaker will be the artist Mandy Bonnell who specialises in drawing and print, and in the early 1990’s helped establish a self-sustaining print workshop in Lamu, Kenya, with the support of the British Council. For the last seven years Mandy has researched traditions in botanicals and herbariums whilst on various...

16-12-2018

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Elissa Auther on Monday 28 J…

On Monday 28 January 2019 our Girl Friday Breakfast Club guest speaker will be Elissa Auther, curator and scholar of modern and contemporary art as well as the founder and co-director of the public program Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics. Currently, she is the Windgate Research and Collections Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City...

15-12-2018

From the Blog

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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