During the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London there are a number of in-person events:
30th September 2023, 2pm to 4pm: Drawing Session with Elisa Alaluusua at Trinity Buoy Wharf
On Saturday 30 September award-winning artist, Elisa Alaluusua, will lead a practical drawing session at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London as part of the programme of events accompanying the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023. Elisa Alaluusua has two drawings included in the 2023 exhibition - Two Months Apart, 2023, Video Drawing and Great-Grandmother’s Little Dress with a Collar, 2021-2023, Graphite on handmade paper - and was the First Prize winner of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022. Join Elisa to explore the drawings on show in the exhibition through drawing in the Buoy Store; the drawing materials for this session will be provided and are included in the ticket price. All levels of experience welcome to join this drawing session. Elisa Alaluusua (b.1970 Rovaniemi, Finland) studied MA Art as Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University (1994-95); MA Art Education at University of Lapland (1991-99); and a PhD at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (2009-16). Selected group exhibitions include: Aika ja Ajallisuus, Gallery Valo, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland (2022); Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 & 2015, Jerwood Space London and UK tour (2017-18 & 2015-16); Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London and UK tour (2022-23); Driven to Draw: 20th Century Drawings and Sketchbooks from the Royal Academy Collection, the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011-12). Solo exhibitions include: Memory Nuclei, Gallery Duetto, Helsinki, Finland (2022); Sketchbooks – A Revelation, Art Space Gallery, London, UK (2018); Sketchbooks – An Obsession, Drawing Projects UK, Wiltshire (2017). Recent awards include: First Prize, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022; Second Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015. Elisa lives and works in London and Finnish Lapland.BOOK HERE
8th October 2023, 2pm to 4pm: Drawing Session with Jeanette Barnes at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Join artist Jeanette Barnes for this practical drawing session at Trinity Buoy Wharf alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023.
On Sunday 8 October at 2pm, award-winning artist, Jeanette Barnes, will lead a practical Drawing Session at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London as part of the programme of events accompanying the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023. Jeanette Barnes' large drawing, New Battersea Tube Station & Developments, 2023, made with compressed charcoal on paper, is included in the 2023 exhibition. Jeanette won the Working Drawing Award in 2019 and Second Prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2003. Jeanette says of her drawing: "This work is not about one moment in time, but more a history of the development. On location, I gather information from multiple viewpoints to make the resulting studio drawing slightly uncomfortable. The sketches that fed this image were made over many years, the sense of that evolution had to be accommodated within the final drawing, statements suggested and erased many times over. As much as the work documents the site itself, it also uses the movement of people and the energy of construction as a metaphor for urban experience and change. The development of the drawing isn’t preconceived, it’s much more of a journey of discoveries and losses than a straight line from beginning to end. Buildings jostle and compete for attention and space, as they always have done and always will do. " Join Jeanette to explore drawing Trinity Buoy Wharf inspired by drawings in the exhibition; the drawing materials for this session will be provided and are included in the ticket price. All levels of experience welcome to join this drawing session. Jeanette Barnes (b.1961) Great Harwood, Lancashire, UK) studied BA Hons Fine Art, Liverpool Polytechnic (1980-83); Postgraduate Painting, Royal Academy Schools (1984-87); MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art (1987-89). Group exhibitions include: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2023, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007); Wren300, Guildhall, London (2023); Bainbridge Print Open (2023 ); Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022, 2020, 2019, London & tours (2022-23, 2020-21, 2019-20); Woolwich Contemporary Print (2023, 2021, 2020); Creative Debuts, Adidas Flagship Store, London (2022); Moving Cities, Anise Gallery, London (2022); Drawn to Carbon, Graham Hunter Gallery, London (2020); ING Discerning Eye, online (2020); National Print Exhibition, Bankside, London (2019); Lynn Painter Stainers Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). Solo exhibitions: Urban Journeys, Felix & Spear London (2019); Docklands Diary, Clifford Chance, London (2018); Metropolis, Felix & Spear, London (2018); Urban Connections, Broadgate Tower London (2016); Sense of Place, Sewell Centre, Radley College (2016); Time & Tide, Anise Gallery, London (2015); Site Specific, Spitalfields Gallery, London (2015). Awards: Hugh Casson Drawing Award, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2013); Second Prize, Lynn Painter Stainers (2019); Working Drawing Award, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019; Second Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2003. She lives and works in London in the UK. BOOK HERE
14th October 2023, 10.30am: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023-an introduction with Director, Anita Taylor
Join us for an introduction to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition with founding director, Professor Anita Taylor.
On Saturday 14 October at 10.30am, join Professor Anita Taylor, the founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, for this special introduction to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London. Professor Anita Taylor studied at Mid-Cheshire College of Art, Gloucestershire College of Art & Technology, and the Royal College of Art. She was Artist-in-Residence at Durham Cathedral [1987-88]; Cheltenham Fellow in Painting [1988-89]; Artist-in-Residence with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service with the National Art School in Sydney . Recent solo exhibitions include: Witness, Young Gallery, Salisbury ; DRAWN, The Customs House, South Shields ; William Wright Artists Projects, Sydney ; The Drawing Room, Sydney ; Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney ; The Drawing Gallery [2009, 2004]. Recent group shows include Kazı İzleri / Lines of Site in Istanbul, touring to Dundee, Barcelona and Aksaray , for which she made a series of large drawings in response to the Neolithic settlement of Aşıklı Höyük in Central Anatolia as part of an EU-funded project; inclusion in exhibitions of drawing at: The Global Centre for Drawing, Langford120, Melbourne [2018, 2013, 2011]; Jerwood Gallery, Hastings [2016, 2014]; Victoria & Albert Museum ; Tate Britain (2006-07). Awards include the Malvern Award for Drawing ; Drawing Award, Hunting Art Prize ; First Prize, Hunting Art Prize . Currently Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, her previous academic roles include: Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University [2013-19]; Director & Chief Executive Officer of the National Art School, Sydney, Australia [2009-13]; Dean, Wimbledon College of Art & Director, The Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts London [2006-09]; Vice Principal of Wimbledon School of Art [2004-06]. She was first awarded a Personal Chair/Professorial title in 2002 at the University of Gloucestershire, where she was initially appointed as Head of Painting in 1991. She is founding Director of the annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition since 1994 (known as Jerwood Drawing Prize from 2001-17); and established Drawing Projects UK in 2009 to develop and promote research initiatives in drawing, including the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and developed Drawing Projects UK as a physical Centre for Drawing and Contemporary Art in Wiltshire in 2015; a second Drawing Projects UK planned to open in Dundee, Scotland in 2024. BOOK HERE