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

Sophie Herxheimer, photo: Robin Silas

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Sophie Herxheimer on Friday …

Join us for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club with artist and poet, Sophie Herxheimer, on Friday 31 May at 8am online. Tickets available here. Sophie Herxheimer is an artist and poet. She’s held many residencies in the UK and internationally. Her work has been shown at her local allotments, Tate Modern, and on a giant mural along the sea-front at Margate...


Abeer Ameer

A Poetry Reading with Abeer Ameer on Saturday 1 June at 2pm

You are warmly invited to a poetry reading by Abeer Ameer at Drawing Projects UK on Saturday 1 June from 2pm to 4pm. Abeer Ameer will read from her debut collection Inhale/Exile (Seren, 2021) and more recent work. The reading will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and a book signing. Tickets for this in person event are...


Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2024 - Online Information S…

Join us for a Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2024 Information Session and hear from Professor Anita Taylor, founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, about the exhibition and the current Calls for Entries for this prestigious exhibition and awards. There will be a Q&A session with the audience, so please do book and come along to an...


From the Blog

Working Drawing Award 2023 at Trinity Buoy Wharf

Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award 2024 - Call for Ent…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award 2024 is open to drawing practitioners worldwide, and aims to explore and promote the role of drawing within architecture, design, and making processes. As a special category of the overall Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition, it has a separate online Entry Process and Selection Panel, more information on how to enter can be found here...


Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 at Trinity Buoy Wharf, September 2023

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2024 Call for Entries &…

The International Call for Entries for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2024 is now open for all drawing practitioners to submit their work for the exhibition and awards. Widely considered to be the most prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize presents an exceptionally wide range of current drawing practices, demonstrating the depth and breadth of drawing...


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...


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