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

Online Drawing Discussion with Iain R Webb - 4 August

Please join us for an online Drawing Discussion with Iain R Webb on Thursday 4 August at 6pm by registering here for this free event. Iain R. Webb has a longstanding and influential career in the fashion industry and has drawn from the edge of the catwalk throughout as a form of note-taking. This exhibition presents his sketchbooks to the public...


Gary Lawrence with his drawing, Ye Olde Keyhole Surgery, Biro on Paper, 2020. Photo: Benjamin Jones / Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Project

Exhibition Preview - Gary Lawrence: Drawings - 13 August

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present a solo exhibition of drawings by Gary Lawrence from 13 August to 29 October 2022. Join us for the preview of the exhibition on Saturday 13 August from 2pm to 4pm and meet the artist. Please register here for free admission to this event. The exhibition includes several large drawings by Gary Lawrence, and as his...


Drawing Discussion & Exhibition Visit with Iain R Webb -…

Please join us for this special event - a Drawing Discussion with Iain R Webb convened by Anita Taylor -  to mark the closing of the exhibition, Iain R Webb, DRAWING FASHION: sketchbooks from the edge of the catwalk, by booking here. The Drawing Discussion will take place in the Drawing Centre Project Space at Drawing Projects UK from 3.30pm to 4.30pm...


From the Blog

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...


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...


Ye Olde Keyhole Surgery, 2020, Biro and acrylic on paper, 238 x 221cm, Gary Lawrence

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 - Awards Announced

Known as the most prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 received 3,300 entries from 1,673 drawing practitioners living in 46 countries for the open exhibition and awards.The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition and awards were selected by Sheela Gowda, Artist; Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Galleries of Scotland; and...


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