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

Drawing Discussion: On Drawing Matter - Wednesday 28 July 20…

Drawing Matter is our current exhibition featuring Eleanor Bartlett, Lucinda Burgess, and Carole Pearson from 26 June to 31 July 2021. Please join us for this free online Drawing Discussion: On Drawing Matter with the artists and curators on Wednesday 28 July at 6pm by registering for the event here.  Eleanor Bartlett, Lucinda Burgess and Carole Pearson all emphasize the nature...

23-07-2021

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Yvonne Crossley on 30 July

On Friday 30 July 2021 our Girl Friday Breakfast Club speaker will be artist, curator, and Director of The Drawing Gallery, Yvonne Crossley. Join us online on Friday 30 July at 8.30am (GMT) by booking here. After graduating from Goldsmith’s College School of Art, Yvonne Crossley was awarded various travel/research scholarships - including a DAAD Post-Graduate Research Grant, Brazilian Government Scholarship...

03-07-2021

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Esen Salma Kaya on 25 June 2…

On Friday 25 June 2021 our Girl Friday Breakfast Club speaker will be visual artist, curator and educator, Esen Salma Kaya. Join us online on Friday 25 June at 8.30am (GMT) by booking here. Esen Kaya is a Pakistan born visual artist, curator and educator who has worked in the arts and cultural sector for more than twenty years. Graduating with...

17-06-2021

From the Blog

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 at The Edge, Bath. Photo: Anita Taylor

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 - Call for Entries …

We are delighted that the Call for Entries for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 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 all artists and drawing practitioners living...

15-04-2021

M.Lohrum, You Are It, Participative Drawing. Image: Cooper Gallery, Eoin Carey

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 Awards Announced

The UK’s most important open exhibition for drawing, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, revealed the 2020 awards during an online ceremony on Wednesday 13 January.  From 4,274 entries submitted from around the world, 71 drawings by artists, architects and designers were selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition. Four prizes totalling £17,000, and three Special Commendations, were...

13-01-2021

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 installed at Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 in London - 9-22 Janua…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 Exhibition and Awards Announcement will take place at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London in January 2021. The free exhibition will be presented at Trinity Buoy Wharf and online from 9 January 2021 to 22 January 2021, and will be accompanied by a daily programme of online and in situ events.The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize received a...

17-12-2020

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