About Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust: In 1998 the then owners, London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC), set up the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust with a 125 year lease to hold the land and their vision in trust for the people of London, while the freehold was passed to the LB Tower Hamlets. The TBW Trust holds a 125-year lease from LB Tower Hamlets and Urban Space Management in turn has a 124-year lease from the Trust. The terms provide for 25% of the Wharf's income to be paid to the Trust to use for promoting arts activity in the area. To date the Trust has supported and funded a wide range of arts projects and organisations Trinity Buoy Wharf is a thriving centre for the arts and creative industries with a rare community of over 500 like-minded people enjoying the unique riverside location. Free from overdevelopment, the site's fascinating history can still be seen in the buildings, installations, and residents including the Royal Drawing School and The Big Draw. www.trinitybuoywharf.com
About the Evelyn Williams Trust: About the Evelyn Williams Trust: Evelyn Williams (1929-2012) was a figurative artist whose intense and quietly authoritative paintings, sculptures, reliefs and drawings were produced over a period of seven decades. In 1993, she and her husband created a modestly endowed trust dedicated to promoting the cause of drawing, particularly in art schools. The Trust now has responsibility for the artist’s estate of extant works and desired legacy of support to artists. To this end the Trust is collaborating with the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Drawing Projects UK, and Hastings Contemporary to offer a biennial award to an artist creating the opportunity for them to make new work and show a resultant exhibition within the programme at Hastings Contemporary. The first Evelyn Williams Drawing Award was offered to Barbara Walker MBE in 2017 in association with the then Jerwood Drawing Prize, with the solo exhibition Vanishing Point being shown at Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.( Barbara Walker | Visual Artist | Vanishing Point). The 2019 Evelyn Williams Drawing Award winner was Penny McCarthy whose exhibition will take place at Hastings Contemporary in late 2021 or 2022. The next Evelyn Williams Drawing Award will be made in association with the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021, and selected as it has been since inception by a Trustee, the Director of Hastings Contemporary, and the Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. www.evelynwilliams.com
Professor Anita Taylor is an artist, curator, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project and Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee which is the current academic home of the project. She was formerly Executive Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University [2013-19]; Director & Chief Executive Officer of the National Art School in Sydney, Australia [2009-2013]; Dean of Wimbledon College of Art and Director of The Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts London [2006-2009]; Vice Principal of Wimbledon School of Art [2004-2006]; and Head of Painting, then Deputy Head of Art, Media and Design, at the University of Gloucestershire [1991-2003]. She is the founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize [1994-present], and of Drawing Projects UK [2009-present].
Drawing Projects UK is dedicated to research and public engagement in and through drawing and has a centre for drawing and contemporary art in Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire. Situated in a landmark building adjacent to Trowbridge railway station, Drawing Projects UK houses a gallery, project space, studios and workspaces, meeting rooms and a café; and aims to promote, develop and build a community through drawing in local, regional, national and international contexts. www.drawingprojects.uk
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is one of ten Schools of the University of Dundee. It has an outstanding reputation for its teaching, research and public engagement. It has a portfolio of Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught programmes within its discipline groupings of Contemporary Art Practice, Communication Design, Design & Craft and Social Digital with a cohort of PhD students in Art & Design. It was ranked Number 1 in Scotland for art and design in the Complete University Guide 2021. www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/
Parker Harris is one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK, creating and managing a range of contemporary visual arts projects, nationally and internationally. Clients include trusts and foundations, SMEs, multinationals, charities, arts organisations and individual artists. Parker Harris is the Project Manager for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. www.parkerharris.co.uk