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

Excavating the Past - Drawing on Archaeology on 15 December …

Join us for this online Drawing Discussion: Excavating the Past - Drawing on Archaeology with artist and writer, Sarah Casey; archaeologist, academic, writer, curator and artist, Fay Stevens; artist and postgraduate student, Helena Czeczenikow; and Anita Taylor, artist, curator and educator. This Drawing Discussion will be chaired by art historian and curator, Gary Sangster. The event is held in association...

08-12-2022

Image (copyright): Marcel Cornelissen /Valentin Luthiger/Institut “Kulturen der Alpen»

Drawn from Ice: a conversation between art & alpine arch…

Join us for this online Drawing Discussion: Drawn from Ice - a conversation between art and alpine archaeology on Thursday 1 December at 6pm with artist Sarah Casey and glacial archaeologists, Marcel Cornelissen and Regula Gubler. The Drawing Discussion will be chaired by artist and writer, Gerry Davies, and is held in association with Emergency! Sarah Casey, the current exhibition...

30-11-2022

From Ice & Water: Drawing in Precarious Environments - 1…

Join us online for this Drawing Discussion: From Ice and Water: drawing in precarious environments with guest speakers Tania Kovats, Emma Stibbon and Sarah Casey with Anita Taylor for a discussion about drawing mediating between the human experience and environment. The Drawing Discussion is held in association with Emergency! Sarah Casey, the current exhibition at Drawing Projects UK. Please register...

06-11-2022

From the Blog

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 - Awards Announced

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 exhibition of shortlisted drawings was launched at Trinity Buoy Wharf on Wednesday 28 September at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London. From over 3,200 submissions by 1,673 artists located in 45 countries,134 works by 112 drawing practitioners were shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022.  The recipients of the four awards, worth £17,000 in...

01-10-2022

Elisa Alaluusua, Unconceivable Line, 2022, still shown, Single-channel video drawing, 5 minutes

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 Exhibition & Short…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 exhibition will include 113 drawings by 94 artists - selected by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield; Danie Mellor, Artist; Isabel Seligman, Monument Trust Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawing in the Department of Prints and Drawings at The British Museum - and 21 drawings by 19 drawing practitioners selected for the Working Drawing Category by 
Niall Hobhouse, Collector, Writer & Trustee, Drawing Matter; Tania Kovats, Professor...

07-08-2022

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 - Call for Entries by …

We are delighted that the Call for Entries for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 exhibition and awards is now open. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project has been led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, since 1994 and supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust since 2018.  The exhibition is open to emerging, mid-career and established drawing practitioners located across the UK and internationally, and around...

30-04-2022

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