Past Exhibitions

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 virtual exhibition online

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize at Trinity Buoy Wharf London

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London may not be open to the public due to the current restrictions, however we are delighted that there is an interactive version of the exhibition online. Please visit this on our Current Exhibitions page, and zoom in on the images to find out more, including watching the moving image works. And you can take in the view across the River Thames from the Chainstore too!

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 in London from 9-22 January 2021

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 installed at Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 Exhibition and Awards Announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 9 to 22 January 2021.

Sadly, the exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf will no longer be open to the public due to the ongoing public health restrictions. The Awards Announcement will take place on the evening of Wednesday 13 January 2021 as part of the daily online programme of events from 9 January 2021 to 22 January 2021. There is more information about the online events programme, including how to register for the Awards Announcement, here. We are making an interactive virtual exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf which will be available to explore online soon. 

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize received a record-breaking number of entries in 2020. The volume and quality of artworks submitted by creatives from 42 countries around the world made the selection more challenging than ever for this year’s selection panel – Ian McKeever RA, artist, Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, and Sophia Yadong Hao, Principal Curator of Cooper Gallery, Dundee. The Working Drawing Award was selected by Sir Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, Piers Gough CBE RA, Architect, and Sophie McKinlay, Director of Programme at V&A Dundee.

From 4,274 entries, 71 works by 56 drawing practitioners were selected – making the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition a ‘must see’ for everyone interested in drawing, contemporary art, design, and architecture today. The exhibition includes works by artists, architects, designers, and makers at all stages of their careers - from students to established practitioners - located across the UK, as well as in France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, and Turkey. The selected works create a diverse exhibition that reflects a broad scope of contemporary drawing practice.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 Exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, Poplar, London E14 0JW: The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will be open to the public with advanced booking from 9th January to 22nd January 2021. The exhibition will be accompanied by a range of online and in situ events, held in The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Leading industry professionals will present talks and workshops that celebrate drawing, explore its role, and encourage everyone to participate. Before you head out: please note that booking is required (booking info will be available here soon). If London is in Tier 3 or 4, the exhibition will be available to see virtually on our website and a number of outdoor experiences and activities will go ahead on site at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition includes drawings by: Becky Allen, Setenay Alpsoy, Lucy Anderson, Iain Andrews, Anna Barratt, Akash Bhatt, Nigel Bird, Andy Black, Carolyn Black, Mandy Bonnell, Siân Bowen & Simón Granell, Rebecca Bramwell, Simon Brewster, Chris Bruce, Camilla Brueton, Nina Chua, Mark Clay, Bob Deakin, Joe Dean, Demeter Dykes, Yutavia George, Tricia Gillman, Nicola Grellier, Nancy Haslam-Chance, Laura Jacobs, Christopher Jones, Sandy Kendall, Frank Leuwer, Cheryl Lewis, M. Lohrum, Rae Fior Lowe, Kay McCrann, Helena McGrath, Holly Mills, R & F Mo, James Robert Morrison, Hormazd Narielwalla, Ruth Richmond, Isabel Rock, Louise Schmid, Seamus Staunton, Peter Sutton, Wai Yin Ryan Tung, Catrin Webster, Sally Wood, Eleanor Wood and Ayeshah Zolghadr

The Working Drawing Award and exhibition display within Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 includes drawings by: Jeanette Barnes, Myyen Dang, Rachel Duckhouse, Malcolm Franklin, Jack Green, Ben Johnson, Zihao Mei and Savvas Papasavva

The Awards Announcement: The 2020 Awards will be announced at Trinity Buoy Wharf on Wednesday, January 13th at 7pm by Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern as part of the online exhibition preview from 6pm (please register for the online event here).

First Prize: £8000
Second Prize: £5000
Student Award: £2000
Working Drawing Award: £2000

"Drawing, so often assigned by history to the small scale, the preparatory, and the diaristic, is revealed in this prize as the most expansive and dynamic of practices, capable of recording both the intimacy and solitude of living through lockdown as well as the heightened emotions and dramas of this deeply troubled world." 
Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, a selector for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 now at Cooper Gallery in Dundee

You Are It, M.Lohrum

While our exhibition programme is once again on hold due to the new lockdown, we are thrilled that Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 is now on show at Cooper Gallery in Dundee from 13 November to 19 December 2020, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Free tickets available at Eventbrite. 

Featuring 71 works by 56 artists selected out of 4274 entries from 42 countries, the exhibition includes works shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 and Working Drawing Award.

The exhibition reflects a broad scope of contemporary drawing practice produced by artists, designers and makers at all stages of their careers—from students to established artists—located across the UK, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Turkey.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual exhibition of drawing. Led by Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, and supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Drawing Prize exhibition is known for its influential role in promoting and celebrating contemporary drawing practice and championing the role and value of drawing as a vital means of communication and expression.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 was selected by Sophia Yadong Hao, Principal Curator of Cooper Gallery DJCAD; artist Ian McKeever RA; and Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern.

The Working Drawing Award 2020 was selected by Sir Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, London; Piers Gough CBE RA, Architect; and Sophie McKinlay, Director of Programme at V&A Dundee.

The artists shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 are:

Becky Allen / Setenay Alpsoy / Lucy Anderson / Iain Andrews / Anna Barratt / Akash Bhatt / Nigel Bird / Andy Black / Carolyn Black / Mandy Bonnell / Siân Bowen & Simón Granell / Rebecca Bramwell / Simon Brewster / Chris Bruce / Camilla Brueton / Nina Chua / Mark Clay / Bob Deakin / Joe Dean / Demeter Dykes / Yutavia George / Tricia Gillman / Nicola Grellier / Nancy Haslam-Chance / Laura Jacobs / Christopher Jones / Sandy Kendall / Frank Leuwer / Cheryl Lewis / M.Lohrum / Rae Fior Lowe / Kay McCrann / Helena McGrath / Holly Mills /  R & F Mo / James Robert Morrison / Hormazd Narielwalla / Ruth Richmond / Isabel Rock / Louise Schmid / Seamus Staunton / Peter Sutton / Wai Yin Ryan Tung / Catrin Webster / Sally Wood / Eleanor Wood / Ayeshah Zolghadr

The artists shortlisted for the Working Drawing Award are:

Jeanette Barnes / Myyen Dang / Rachel Duckhouse / Malcolm Franklin / Jack Green / Ben Johnson / Zihao Mei / Savvas Papasavva

Download the TBWDP20 exhibition handout here.

An online event programme expanding the depth and spread of drawing accompanies the exhibition at Cooper Gallery:

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 | Opening Event & Panel Discussion | Friday 13 November 2020, 6–7.30pm

  

Nina Chua| A Prompt for a Drawing | 13 November – 19 December 2020



Rhona Jack | Freehand Weaving | Tuesday 24 November, 1–3pm



IN AND EASE  | A colloquium with artists Alastair MacLennan, Sandra Johnston Roddy Hunter and Tania Kovats exploring 'interbeing' between drawing and event |  26 November 2020, 6–8pm



Paul Noble | Time draws... | 
Thursday 3 December 2020, 1-2pm

Adam Benmakhlouf | As Empathic As It Is Unfaithful: An Illustrated Talk on Drawing |Tuesday 8 December 2020, 6–8pm

Look our for the Drawing is Free in Conversations too - 5pm most Mondays - including with Tania Kovats, artist & Professor of Drawing & Making at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design; and exhibiting artists, Rachel Duckhouse and Louise Schmid. 

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 on show from 2 to 31 October 2020

Isobel Rock, Grief 1 - Leap from the Island

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition from Friday 2 October to Saturday 31 October 2020.

This is the first opportunity to see the 2020 exhibition of 71 drawings by 56 drawing practitioners selected by Sophia Yadong Hao, Ian McKeever RA and Frances Morris with a special display of working drawings selected by Sir Ian Blatchford, Piers Gough CBE RA and Sophie McKinlay. The exhibition will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm by pre-booked ticket. 

Visitor Information: We look forward to welcoming you to Drawing Projects UK. Booking is essential for this exhibition, and you can book your free ticket here. We have new visitor protocols and measures in place to ensure visitors can view the exhibition in a safe and comfortable environment in line with UK Government COVID-19 guidelines. Drawing Projects UK is located in Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire, and is adjacent to Trowbridge Railway Station, with numerous public car parks in the vicinity. 

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Mikey Cuddihy - Pandemic Pillows - 16 May to 28 June 2020

Mikey Cuddihy, Complacent Investors, Pandemic Pillows Series, 2020

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to feature the Pandemic Pillows by Mikey Cuddihy during lockdown. We have been in discussions with Mikey about an Open to Draw project for some time, and look forward to presenting her work in the real in our future exhibition and residency programmes when we are able to re-open our doors to the public. In the meantime, please read on to find out more about the Pandemic Pillows from Mikey herself, and about the artist. We hope you will enjoy this, the first of our featured artist's lockdown projects!

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 in London until 1 February 2020

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 is on show in The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf from 18 January to 1 February 2020, and is open daily from 11am to 4pm, and is accompanied by an events programme.  

Supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is selected from original drawings and led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, since 1994. The Prize has an established reputation as the foremost national exhibition of drawing practice and is known for both its promotion of artists and makers who draw, and its championing of the role and value of drawing more widely. 

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 at The Salisbury Museum until 11 January 2020

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 is currently on show at The Salisbury Museum from 12 October 2019 until 11 January 2020. Please check The Salisbury Museum website for opening hours and further information and events here. This is the only tour venue for the 2019 exhibition in the South West.

Supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is selected from original drawings and led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, since 1994. The Prize has an established reputation as the foremost national exhibition of drawing practice and is known for both its promotion of artists and makers who draw, and its championing of the role and value of drawing more widely. 

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Thinking Graphite: Exhibition from 14 December 2019 to 1 February 2020

thinking graphite SARAH DUYSHART

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present the exhibition Thinking Graphite by Sarah Duyshart, Janine Hall, Emma Louise Hollaway, Caroline Holt-Wilson, Jo Lane, Ellis Scheer and Charmaine Watkiss from 14 December 2019 to 1 February 2020. Please note that the gallery will be closed from 28 December 2019 to 17 January 2020 and see the opening hours information below. 

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In Between Sea and Shore Exhibition from 2 to 18 May 2019

Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present In Between Sea and Shore, the annual Bath Spa Porthleven Prize exhibition. The exhibition opens on the evening of Thursday 2 May 2019, from 6-8pm, and continues until 18 May 2019. 

In Between Sea and Shore includes work by Poppy Briggs, Lyon Hansen, Alex Mah, Mariana Marcelino, Katie Sims, James Thornton and Deborah Westmancoat. The exhibition presents the work of seven Bath Spa University students who each were awarded a fully-funded artist residency at the Old Lifeboat House art studio in Porthleven, Cornwall, which they undertook in May 2018 as part of the Bath Spa Porthleven Prize.

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On Display at Drawing Projects from 15 to 22 February 2019

From 15 to 22 February 2019, there will be a selection of drawings on show, by artists and makers involved in the Drawing Projects UK programmes, in the Gallery and the Entrance Hall.

In the Long Gallery we will be displaying drawings by Saranjit Birdi as part of his Mapping Bones drawing project and performance.

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 - 2 March to 26 April 2019

Simon Head, Buffalo Yoga 01.01, 2018, paper, iron oxide, graphite, 64.5cm x 85.5cm

We are delighted that the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 will be at Drawing Projects UK from 2 March until 26 April 2019.

The Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition includes 69 drawings by 67 artists and makers, selected from an overall submission of 1,711 works from across the UK by Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Dr Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne Museum in Bath. 

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Stockpile - exhibition from 8 to 23 December 2018

Mairead McClean, Untitled, collage, 2018

Stockpile is our Christmas exhibition. Winter is here and we have a selection of art and artefacts for you to enjoy. Opening on Saturday 8 December from 10am to 5pm, with regular opening hours on Saturdays from 12-4pm and Sundays from 11am-1pm, by appointment, and during events.

Stockpile showcases work by a range of artists and makers, including our studio residents, will include ceramics, collage, drawings, objects, paintings, prints and sculpture. Artists and makers will include: Michael Angove, Eleanor Bartlett, Hannah Beickhorasani, Mike Collier, Alice Couttoupes, Yvonne Crossley, Gerry Davies, Neill Fuller, Kendra Gare, Jin Eui Kim, Mairead McClean, Carole Pearson, Sandra Porter, Alex Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Pauline Scott Garrett, Philippa Sutherland, Anita Taylor, Sally Taylor, Quilos and the Windmill.

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Mike Collier - A Dawn Chorus - 26 October to 24 November 2018

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to be presenting - A Dawn Chorus. Singing the World: Mimesis and Birdsong - an exhibition by Mike Collier from 26 October to 24 November 2018. Exhibition open Fridays and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, and by prior arrangement at other times. A Drawing Discussion: A Dawn Chorus with Mike Collier will be held on Saturday 24 November at 4pm, please book here.

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Around the World - from 14 July to 4 August

From 14 July to 4 August 2018 the exhibition Around the World will be on show at Drawing Projects UK, in association with the Active Trowbridge Annual Festival and Explore Art Trowbridge events on Saturday 14 July.

Featuring a range of artists and makers from around the world making work in response to people, place and events across the world. Works by Alice Couttoupes, Gary Lawrence, Sandra Porter, Tim Vyner and others will enable visitors to reflect on a range of perspectives and artistic responses to place, experience and identity. As an act and activity, drawing intrinsically enables us all to visualise ideas, and to see the world anew. 

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Consequences 
- exhibition from 17 March to 28 April 2018


[L-R] Laylah Ali, Bedwyr Williams, Margaret Kilgallen

Drawing Projects UK presents the exhibition Consequences from 17 March 2018 - 28 April 2018, a collection of drawings, photography, prints and paintings that reflect on the notion of consequence, whether this be chance, intentional, inadvertent, deliberate, playful or fortuitous. Featuring works by Laylah Ali, Yvonne Crossley, Richard Dunn, Peter de Francia, Ilya Kabakov, Margaret Kilgallen, Christopher James and Bedwyr Williams. These images represent, in different sometimes oblique, sometimes difficult, even harrowing ways, critical moments in narratives, relationships, single events, and identity.

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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

16 August - 6 October 2018

The final showing of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 will be at Drawing Projects UK from 16 August to 6 October 2018. Selected by Dr David Dibosa, Helen Legg and Michael Simpson from over 2,800 original drawings, 69 drawings by 65 artists will be on display. The exhibition is open to the public from Thursday - Saturday, 12noon to 4pm. Free entry.

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From the Ground: Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks

Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler’s Wildflower Garden, 2013, artist’s book.
5 May - 30 June 2018

From 5 May - 30 June 2018, Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present the exhibition, From the Ground - Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks, which includes an artist’s book by Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler's Wildflower Garden, and a number of works by James Brooks that explore the geography and geometry of civic spaces in towns and cities across Europe.

Opening times Saturdays 1-4pm, Sundays 11am to 1pm, and by appointment. 

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See View - exhibition from 9 September to 1 November 2017

Our current exhibition, See View, features drawings, paintings, prints and artists’ books by Australian and British artists - Jelle van den Berg, Peter Burgess, Gerry Davies, Gary Lawrence, Mary Scott, Philippa Sutherland and Anita Taylor. Curated by Gary Sangster, the exhibition examines perceptions and observations of people, place and natural phenomena.  

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Michael Pennie - Drawings of Different Sizes -13 May to 10 June 2017

From the very beginning of his career drawing has been an integral part of Michael Pennie’s artistic output, enabling ideas to be recorded, interrogated and developed. The Drawings of Different Sizes exhibition brings together the best of Pennie’s recent drawings made during his tenure as Artist in Residence at Corsham Court. The exhibition at Drawing Projects UK has provided an opportunity at this stage of his career to showcase a developing preoccupation with drawing.

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