Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 - Exhibition First Day on 8 January 2022

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 Preview at Drawing Projects UK is on Saturday 8 January 2022. If you would like to visit the exhibition on the First Day, please book here. The Drawing Projects UK team, Professor Anita Taylor and Gary Sangster, look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition on the first day of the exhibition on tour. 

The exhibition of 114 drawings by 99 drawing practitioners is free to see - from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, each week until 5 March 2022. We are operating a booking system for our visitors and entry to the exhibition is by pre-booked timed entry.  If you would like to visit the exhibition from 11 January to 5 March 2022 please book here. The presentation of the exhibition and public engagement programme at Drawing Projects UK is kindly supported using public funding by Arts Council England. 

Known as the most prestigious annual open exhibition for contemporary drawing in the UK, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition includes 114 drawings selected from 3,300 entries by 1,673 drawing practitioners from 46 different countries, with the Awards of £27,000 announced on 29 September 2021. The exhibition includes 101 drawings by 89 artists selected by Sheela Gowda, Artist; Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Galleries Scotland; and Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London. The Working Drawing Award and display of 13 drawings by 12 practitioners was selected by Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee; Charles O. Job, Designer and Architect; and Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition reflects a broad scope of contemporary drawing practice and includes drawing practitioners who live and work across the four nations of the UK as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, and the USA. 

Visitor Information: Drawing Projects UK is a centre for the research and development of drawing and contemporary art in Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire with excellent public transport links. Drawing Projects UK is adjacent to Trowbridge train station which has mainline services to Bath, Bristol, Bruton, Cardiff, Gloucester, London, Salisbury, Southampton, Swindon, Westbury and Weymouth, with bus stops and several public car parks nearby. Drawing Projects UK is an accessible venue and has a blue badge parking space available. Miranda's Coffee Shop will be open for our visitors on Saturday 8 January 2022, serving light meals, coffee and cakes.

COVID-19 precautions: Please note that the wearing of face coverings is required at Drawing Projects UK and that we are operating with social distancing in place. We encourage you to take a lateral flow test before visiting and request that you postpone your visit if you test positive for COVID-19 or are showing any of the symptoms.

Please visit the Drawing Projects UK website for further information on the exhibition, educational resources and public engagement events.