The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is Open for Entries

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The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is currently open for submissions and presents the opportunity for all drawing practitioners in the UK to showcase their work alongside leading contemporary artists and makers in the field.

Online registration for artists entering the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will close at 5pm on 27 June 2018. Once registered, applicants then submit their works through one of the regional Collection Centres. Selected from original works by an independent selection panel, the annual exhibition has established a reputation for its commitment to promoting and celebrating the role and value of current drawing practice within the UK.

A First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000, a Student Award of £2,000, and a £1,000 Prize for a Working Drawing, will be awarded at a private ceremony at Trinity Buoy Wharf in September 2018.

The selection panel for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 will be Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Dr Chris Stephens, Director of the Holburne Museum in Bath. Together, they will select up to 70 drawings for an exhibition that will launch at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London before touring to a number of venues in the UK.

Nigel Hall RA, artist,lives and works in London. He undertook an MA at the Royal College of Art, followed by a Harkness Fellowship (USA) from 1967-69. Nigel was elected to the Royal Academy in 2003, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts London in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include: Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich, 2018; Heidelberg Sculpture Park, 2017; Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 2016; Galerie Alvaro Alcazar, Madrid, 2015; Royal Academy of Arts London, 2011; Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, 2010; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2008; and Kunsthalle Mannheim, 2004. His work is held in public collections including: Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum; Tel Aviv Museum; Louisiana Museum; Humlebaek, Denmark; Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris; and the Australian National Gallery, Canberra.

Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer, has worked in the art world since she graduated in 2008. She first worked for Momart, the fine art handler, coordinating the logistical side of exhibitions for galleries, including White Cube, Gagosian and Serpentine. She opened her first gallery, The Piper Gallery, in Fitzrovia in 2012. She has continued her distinguished exhibition programme since the premises in Fitzrovia closed with short-term gallery spaces in Mayfair and St James's. In 2014, she co-founded The Line, a public art project that links the Olympic Park and The O2.

Dr Chris Stephens was appointed Director of The Holburne Museum in July 2017. Before that he worked at the Tate in London for twenty-one years, for much of that time as Head of Displays at Tate Britain and Lead Curator of Modern British Art. His numerous exhibitions include some of the Tate’s most successful shows, such as ‘Barbara Hepworth: Centenary’ at Tate St Ives in 2003 and, in London, ‘Francis Bacon’ (2008), ‘Henry Moore’ (2010), ‘Picasso and British Art’ (2012) and ‘David Hockney’ (2017). As a leading expert on modern British art, he has published extensively and his book on art in St Ives, Cornwall 1939-75 will be published later this year.