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

Iain R. Webb, Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter Collection 1991

Iain R. Webb - DRAWING FASHION: sketchbooks from the edge of…

Drawing Projects UK is proud to present the exhibition - Iain R. Webb - DRAWING FASHION: an exhibition of sketchbooks from the edge of the catwalk - from 4 June to 6 August 2022. Throughout Iain R. Webb's longstanding and influential career in the fashion industry, he has drawn from the edge of the catwalk as a form of note-taking. These sketchbooks...


Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 at Cooper Gallery, March 2022

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 at Cooper Gallery in D…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition is now on tour and on show at Cooper Gallery in Dundee from 21 March to 16 April 2022. The exhibition of 114 drawings by 99 drawing practitioners is free to visit - from Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm - and information on how to book is available here. There is a programme of...


Drawing Correspondence Program - Nature as Witness - 2 May …

Drawing Correspondence are offering a themed six-week program, Nature as Witness, which will be delivered from 2 May to 6 June 2022 with applications sought by 31 March 2022. The Drawing Correspondence programs are designed to support the growth and critical evolution of each participant's drawing practice in a supportive atmosphere. Nature as Witness is the third six-week online program conceived under...


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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...


Mark Shields, Sibyl & Seer, both charcoal on paper,  40 x 27cm, 2021

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 - Shortlist Announced

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will include 101 drawings by 89 artists selected by Sheela Gowda, Artist; Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Galleries Scotland; and Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London. The Working Drawing Award and display of 13 drawings by 12 drawing practitioners was selected by Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee; Charles O. Job, Designer and Architect; and Paul Finch, Programme Director of the...


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