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 for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 received 3,045 submissions from 1,450 candidates from 40 countries. From this submission, 123 drawings by 111 practitioners were selected overall for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award.
The 102 drawings included in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 were selected by Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York; Dennis Scholl AM, Collector & Arts Patron; and Barbara Walker MBE RA, Artist. The 102 drawings shortlisted for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 are by:
Samuel Owusu Achiaw / Margrét Adolfsdóttir / Elisa Alaluusua / Judith Alder / Thomas Allen / Iain Andrews / Judith Anketell / Brigitte Bailey / Andy Bannister / Matt Bannister / Amélie Barnathan / Jeanette Barnes / Adrian Baynes / Cai Arfon Bellis / Akash Bhatt / Peter Blodau / Kirsty Bogle / Jesús Briceño Reyes / Ann Bridges / Caroline Burraway / Ian Chamberlain / Dongwei (Shirley) Chen / Jade Chorkularb / Gary Clough / Anthony Connolly / Hannah Davies / Matthew Draper / Nisha Duggal / Sarah Duyshart / Roy Eastland / Linda Fardoe / Katy Fiszman / Edo Fuijkschot / Stefan Gant / Joy Gerrard / Diane Goring / Nick Grellier / Elaine Griffin / Susie Hamilton / Georgia Kitty Harris / Harriet Mena Hill / Fiona Hingston / Ben Johnson / Sharon Kelly / Simon Klein / Sarah Knill-Jones / Jane Laborie / Gary Lawrence / Debbie Lee / Bridget Lesly / Melissa Ling / Saloni Lodha / Derek Lomas / Emily Lucas / Richard Maguire / Tanaka Mazivanhanga / Nicolette McGuire / Victoria Hunter McKenzie / Grace McMurray / Richard McVetis / June Nelson / Rufus Newell / Tony Noble / Simon Page / Alex Pascual / Raksha Patel / Anna Plavinskaya / Julia Polonski / Sandra Porter / James Pyman / Richard Mark Rawlins / Maaike Reimert / Giulia Ricci / Isabel Rock / Nicki Rolls / Sara Rossberg / Heike Scharrer / Gail Seres-Woolfson / Mark Shields / Katy Shepherd / Karen Smith / Lisa Solovieva / Nancy Spain / Robert Strange / Fiona Swapp / David Symonds / Gabriela Vargas Telaya / Richa Vora / Kate Walters / Emmy Wan / Aleksandra Warchol / Louise Ward / Teresa Whitfield / Hannah Winkelbauer / Caroline Wong / Avis Wu
The 22 drawings shortlisted for the Working Drawing Award 2023 were selected by Ben Heath, Principal, Grimshaw Architects; Debbie Hillyerd, Senior Director of Learning, Hauser & Wirth; and Michael Pavelka, Costume and Set Designer for Stage, Dance and Opera. The drawings are by:
Michael Becker / Daniele Catalli / Sara Choudhrey / Greg Creek / Agata di Masternak / Emma Douglas / Sarah Duyshart / Lisa-Marie Gibbs / Altea Grau Vidal / Nina Gross / Vladimir Guculak / Sandy Horsley / Ben Johnson / Joanna Leah / Emily Mc Gardle / Ade Olaosebiakn
At the Exhibition Launch & Awards Announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on Thursday 28 September 2023, the following awards were announced:
First Prize of £8,000:
Jeanette Barnes, New Battersea Tube Station & Developments, 2023
Second Prize of £5,000:
Victoria Hunter McKenzie, Tasha brought us Guinneps, 2022
Student Award of £2,000:
Peter Blodau, El Kobri Maadi, 2023
Working Drawing Award of £2,000:
Ade Olaosebikan, Reconstituted Planes - The Barcelona Pavilion Reimagined I & II, 2023
Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000:
Isabel Rock, Our Cell, 2022, and her exhibition proposal for Hastings Contemporary
Samuel Owusu Achiaw, Looking, 2022
Sarah Knill-Jones, Skull I, 2022
Lisa-Marie Gibbs, Nang’s garden, 2022 (Working Drawing Award Category)
Visiting the exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London:
Visitors can discover the 123 shortlisted and award-winning drawings included in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibitionat Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 29 September 2023 to 15 October 2023. The exhibition is free to visit from 11am to 6pm until Saturday 14 October and from 11am to 2pm on Sunday 15 October 2023.
Following its presentation at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London, the exhibition will tour to:
TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth from 2 February to 12 April 2024;
The Arts Institute, Plymouth University from 4 May to 29 June 2024;
Turnpike, Wigan from 13 July to 14 September 2024.
A fully illustrated publication, an education pack, and public engagement programmes accompany the exhibition and tour.
Further information about the exhibition and events is available on the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize website here.
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