Past Exhibitions

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 in London until 1 February 2020

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 is on show in The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf from 18 January to 1 February 2020, and is open daily from 11am to 4pm, and is accompanied by an events programme.  

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 value of drawing more widely. 

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 at The Salisbury Museum until 11 January 2020

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 is currently on show at The Salisbury Museum from 12 October 2019 until 11 January 2020. Please check The Salisbury Museum website for opening hours and further information and events here. This is the only tour venue for the 2019 exhibition in the South West.

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 value of drawing more widely. 

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Thinking Graphite: Exhibition from 14 December 2019 to 1 February 2020

thinking graphite SARAH DUYSHART

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present the exhibition Thinking Graphite by Sarah Duyshart, Janine Hall, Emma Louise Hollaway, Caroline Holt-Wilson, Jo Lane, Ellis Scheer and Charmaine Watkiss from 14 December 2019 to 1 February 2020. Please note that the gallery will be closed from 28 December 2019 to 17 January 2020 and see the opening hours information below. 

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In Between Sea and Shore Exhibition from 2 to 18 May 2019

Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present In Between Sea and Shore, the annual Bath Spa Porthleven Prize exhibition. The exhibition opens on the evening of Thursday 2 May 2019, from 6-8pm, and continues until 18 May 2019. 

In Between Sea and Shore includes work by Poppy Briggs, Lyon Hansen, Alex Mah, Mariana Marcelino, Katie Sims, James Thornton and Deborah Westmancoat. The exhibition presents the work of seven Bath Spa University students who each were awarded a fully-funded artist residency at the Old Lifeboat House art studio in Porthleven, Cornwall, which they undertook in May 2018 as part of the Bath Spa Porthleven Prize.

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On Display at Drawing Projects from 15 to 22 February 2019

From 15 to 22 February 2019, there will be a selection of drawings on show, by artists and makers involved in the Drawing Projects UK programmes, in the Gallery and the Entrance Hall.

In the Long Gallery we will be displaying drawings by Saranjit Birdi as part of his Mapping Bones drawing project and performance.

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 - 2 March to 26 April 2019

Simon Head, Buffalo Yoga 01.01, 2018, paper, iron oxide, graphite, 64.5cm x 85.5cm

We are delighted that the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 will be at Drawing Projects UK from 2 March until 26 April 2019.

The Trinity Buoy 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. 

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Stockpile - exhibition from 8 to 23 December 2018

Mairead McClean, Untitled, collage, 2018

Stockpile is our Christmas exhibition. Winter is here and we have a selection of art and artefacts for you to enjoy. Opening on Saturday 8 December from 10am to 5pm, with regular opening hours on Saturdays from 12-4pm and Sundays from 11am-1pm, by appointment, and during events.

Stockpile showcases work by a range of artists and makers, including our studio residents, will include ceramics, collage, drawings, objects, paintings, prints and sculpture. Artists and makers will include: Michael Angove, Eleanor Bartlett, Hannah Beickhorasani, Mike Collier, Alice Couttoupes, Yvonne Crossley, Gerry Davies, Neill Fuller, Kendra Gare, Jin Eui Kim, Mairead McClean, Carole Pearson, Sandra Porter, Alex Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Pauline Scott Garrett, Philippa Sutherland, Anita Taylor, Sally Taylor, Quilos and the Windmill.

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Mike Collier - A Dawn Chorus - 26 October to 24 November 2018

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to be presenting - A Dawn Chorus. Singing the World: Mimesis and Birdsong - an exhibition by Mike Collier from 26 October to 24 November 2018. Exhibition open Fridays and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, and by prior arrangement at other times. A Drawing Discussion: A Dawn Chorus with Mike Collier will be held on Saturday 24 November at 4pm, please book here.

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Around the World - from 14 July to 4 August

From 14 July to 4 August 2018 the exhibition Around the World will be on show at Drawing Projects UK, in association with the Active Trowbridge Annual Festival and Explore Art Trowbridge events on Saturday 14 July.

Featuring a range of artists and makers from around the world making work in response to people, place and events across the world. Works by Alice Couttoupes, Gary Lawrence, Sandra Porter, Tim Vyner and others will enable visitors to reflect on a range of perspectives and artistic responses to place, experience and identity. As an act and activity, drawing intrinsically enables us all to visualise ideas, and to see the world anew. 

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Consequences 
- exhibition from 17 March to 28 April 2018


[L-R] Laylah Ali, Bedwyr Williams, Margaret Kilgallen

Drawing Projects UK presents the exhibition Consequences from 17 March 2018 - 28 April 2018, a collection of drawings, photography, prints and paintings that reflect on the notion of consequence, whether this be chance, intentional, inadvertent, deliberate, playful or fortuitous. Featuring works by Laylah Ali, Yvonne Crossley, Richard Dunn, Peter de Francia, Ilya Kabakov, Margaret Kilgallen, Christopher James and Bedwyr Williams. These images represent, in different sometimes oblique, sometimes difficult, even harrowing ways, critical moments in narratives, relationships, single events, and identity.

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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

16 August - 6 October 2018

The final showing of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 will be at Drawing Projects UK from 16 August to 6 October 2018. Selected by Dr David Dibosa, Helen Legg and Michael Simpson from over 2,800 original drawings, 69 drawings by 65 artists will be on display. The exhibition is open to the public from Thursday - Saturday, 12noon to 4pm. Free entry.

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From the Ground: Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks

Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler’s Wildflower Garden, 2013, artist’s book.
5 May - 30 June 2018

From 5 May - 30 June 2018, Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present the exhibition, From the Ground - Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks, which includes an artist’s book by Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler's Wildflower Garden, and a number of works by James Brooks that explore the geography and geometry of civic spaces in towns and cities across Europe.

Opening times Saturdays 1-4pm, Sundays 11am to 1pm, and by appointment. 

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See View - exhibition from 9 September to 1 November 2017

Our current exhibition, See View, features drawings, paintings, prints and artists’ books by Australian and British artists - Jelle van den Berg, Peter Burgess, Gerry Davies, Gary Lawrence, Mary Scott, Philippa Sutherland and Anita Taylor. Curated by Gary Sangster, the exhibition examines perceptions and observations of people, place and natural phenomena.  

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Michael Pennie - Drawings of Different Sizes -13 May to 10 June 2017

From the very beginning of his career drawing has been an integral part of Michael Pennie’s artistic output, enabling ideas to be recorded, interrogated and developed. The Drawings of Different Sizes exhibition brings together the best of Pennie’s recent drawings made during his tenure as Artist in Residence at Corsham Court. The exhibition at Drawing Projects UK has provided an opportunity at this stage of his career to showcase a developing preoccupation with drawing.

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