Information Session: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023

A view of part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

Join us on Tuesday 2 May at 6pm online for this information session about the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 and the Call for Entries with Professor Anita Taylor, founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project. Please book here for this free online session. 

The Call for Entries for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 is now open to all drawing practitioners from the UK - and worldwide - to submit drawings for consideration by a distinguished panel of selectors: Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York; Dennis Scholl AM, Collector, Arts Patron and President & CEO of Oolite Arts, Miami; Barbara Walker MBE RA, British artist.

The Selection Panel will choose drawings from those submitted for an exhibition to be held at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 28 September to 15 October 2023 which will then tour to venues in the UK until June 2024. There will be a fully illustrated exhibition publication.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition will launch on 27 September at Trinity Buoy Wharf when the following Awards with a total value of £27,000 will be announced: First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000, Student Award of £2,000 and the biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000.

There is a separate submission and selection process for the Working Drawing Award of £2,000. This award is open for drawings by architects, designers and makers. It will be selected by Ben Heath, Principal, Grimshaw Architects; Debbie Hillyerd, Senior Director of Learning, Hauser & Wirth; Michael Pavelka, Costume & Set Designer for Stage, Dance, and Opera.

The International Call for Entries is open to all drawing practitioners worldwide, whether they are emerging, mid-career or established. For practical reasons, there are two separate submission and selection processes for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023: for those based in the UK and for those based outside of the UK who will submit as International Entries; as well as a separate submission process for the Working Drawing Award.

In this session, hear about the history of the exhibition since 1994, the international call for entries, the awards and exhibitions, and how to apply. This will be followed by the opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Key dates for the Call for Entries:

5 June 2023:            International & Working Drawing Award Entries Close 

30 June 2023:          UK Entries Close

20 July 2023:           Announcement of shortlisted drawings (all categories)

27 Sept 2023:          Exhibition & Publication Launch & Awards Announcement in London

28 Sept 2023:          Exhibition open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London 

15 Oct 2023:            Exhibition closes at Trinity Buoy Wharf, then tours to venues within UK 

Summer 2024:         Exhibition tour concludes