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

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Jeanette Barnes - 1 December…

Join us online for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Jeanette Barnes on Friday 1 December 2023 at 8am (UK-time), convened by Anita Taylor. More information and tickets available here.  Jeanette Barnes is an artist and educator who has devoted the past 25 years of her career to making large-scale drawings that capture the essence of the urban landscape. She was...


Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Isabel Rock - 24 November

Join us online for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Isabel Rock on Friday 24 November 2023 at 8am (UK-time), convened by Anita Taylor. Isabel Rock was awarded the biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award in association with the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023. The Evelyn Williams Drawing Prize of £10,000 aims to support an artist selected for the exhibition, who...


Drawing Correspondence Online Program - Shadowlands

Shadowlands is the sixth Drawing Correspondence online drawing program and will run over 5 weeks from 13 November to 15 December 2023.  SHADOWLANDS:  Drawing is an energetic dance between light and dark. The approaching shorter days and longer nights of winter in this part of the world put us all into the shadow of the season.  Drawing is a perfect medium to explore these...


From the Blog

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 Exhibition & Tour

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, is widely regarded as the foremost annual open exhibition dedicated to drawing in the United Kingdom. The 2023 edition marks the 30th year of the exhibition project and the 6th year of generous support from Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust for the annual open exhibition. The open call...


Octogenarian Dance: Yvonne Crossley - until 18 November 2023

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present a solo exhibition, Octogenarian Dance, by Yvonne Crossley RWA from 23 September to 18 November 2023. The exhibition is open each Saturday from 7 October from 1pm to 4pm, by advance appointment and during events. Here are some images of the exhibition to give you a sense of the wonderful work on show...


Joy Gerrard, Abortion rights protest after Roe versus Wade Falls (Washington Square Park, New York, June 24, 2022), 2022

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition and shortli…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 received 3,000 submissions from 1,450 candidates located across the world. A total of 123 works by 110 drawing practitioners have been chosen by the two distinguished Selection Panels for the exhibition and are shortlisted for the awards. The drawings selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition are seen 'in the real' and chosen on the...


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