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

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 Education & Events…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 will open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 29 September to 16 October 2022. Alongside the exhibition, we have commissioned Chloe Briggs of Drawing is Free to devise an Education Pack inspired by the exhibition. This booklet will be free to download once it is launched on Wednesday 28 September...

24-09-2022

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Sarah Casey on 30 September …

On Friday 30 September 2022, our Girl Friday Breakfast Club speaker will be artist and academic, Sarah Casey. Please join us online at 8:00am (UK-time) by booking a place here. Sarah Casey is a visual artist and researcher working at the cusp of drawing and sculpture. Her drawings exploring the limits of visibility and material existence arise from working alongside researchers...

03-09-2022

Trowbridge Poetry Stanza readings in front of a drawing by Cheryl Lewis, in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition

Trowbridge Poetry Stanza Open-Mic - Saturday 3 September 202…

Join in with the Trowbridge Poetry Society Stanza Open-Mic on Saturday 3 September from 2pm to 4pm at Drawing Projects UK by bringing a poem or two to read - or just come along to listen. This event is hosted by Josephine Corcoran and Trowbridge Stanza, and tickets are available from Drawing Projects UK - more information and tickets are...

14-08-2022

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...

07-08-2022

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...

30-04-2022

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...

06-10-2021

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