Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present this Drawing Discussion event in association with the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 exhibition, and as part of the Explore Art Trowbridge contribution to Heritage Open Day.
Hear Director of the Jerwood - now Trinity Buoy Wharf - Drawing Prize Project, Professor Anita Taylor, talk about the origination of the exhibition and its history since 1994, on Saturday 8 September at 4pm.
The pre-eminent annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, was founded in 1994 by Anita Taylor and Paul Thomas as the Rexel Derwent Open Drawing Exhibition. It was known from 1996 until 2000 as the Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition and was supported by a private benefactor, Westland Nurseries, The Summerfield Trust, CHK Charities and Rootstein Hopkins Foundation. Most recently, the exhibition has been known as Jerwood Drawing Prize with 17 years of significant support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation from 2001 until 2017. The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 will be on show at Drawing Projects UK from 18 August to 6 October 2018. This wil be the last tour venue for the 2017 exhibition before the launch of the 2018 exhibition. Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust became the principal benefactor in 2018 and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 shortlist has now been announced.
Please see the Drawing Projects UK website for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 exhibition opening hours, and other events.