Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 - Shortlist Announced

Andrew Litten, About To Say Something, 2019

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.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition includes 67 drawings by 62 practitioners - including works by students to those by established artists and makers – which were selected from 1,801 submissions received from across the UK. The independent Selection Panel comprised Chantal Joffe RA, artist; Andrew Nairne OBE, Director of Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge; and Dorothy Price, Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol and Editor of Art History.

The drawings shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 are by:

Rachel Ara / Naomi Avsec / Jeanette Barnes / Philip Battley / Jonathan Bennett / Jackie Berridge / Kate Black / Kurt Buckley / Roma Bullen / Martyn Burdon / James Byrne / Lewis Chamberlain / Michael Doherty / Aisha Farr / Joana Galego / Frances Gynn / Susie Hamilton / Oona Hassim / Clare Haxby / Mary Herbert / Laura Hudson / Mandy Hudson / Nimmi Hutnik / Neville Jermyn / Hero Johnson / Melissa Kime / Marcus Leotaud / Michael Paul Lewis / Richard Lewsey / Andrew Litten / Eugene Macki / Derek Marks / Miguel Martin / Zara Matthews / Penny McCarthy / Patrick Miller / Tamsin Morse Commins / Alice Motte-Muñoz / Elizabeth Nast / Steve Payne / Julia Polonski / Caroline Pool / Fiona G Roberts / Katya Robin / Karin Schösser / Molley Scoble / Mark Shields / Nicholas Simms / Clare Smith / Paul John Taylor / Sally Taylor / Patricia Thornton / Alberto Torres Hernandez / Shelly Tregoning / Mariota Spens / Jaime Valtierra Sanchez / Henry Ward / Steven Ward / Charmaine Watkiss / Jessica Wolfson / Hannah Wooll / William Wright

Being a selector was an exacting and exciting task! Over two days we considered every possible form of drawing - from pencil to paint to video. The range, number and quality of submissions surely reflects both the health of drawing now in the UK and its importance as a means of artistic expression. 
Those we selected for the exhibition were, we believe, the most distinctive and original submissions. But it was not an easy task! Some of the works that we chose clearly took many hours and remarkable technical skill to create, while others felt like more immediate actions, capturing through drawing energy, movement or character.’  Andrew Nairne OBE



The shortlisted artists are eligible for awards that have a total value of £27,000.

A First Prize of £8,000, a Second Prize of £5,000 and a Student Award of £2,000 are chosen by the Selection Panel of Chantal Joffe RA, Andrew Nairne OBE and Professor Dorothy Price. The Working Drawing Prize, which has increased in value to £2,000 this year, is chosen by Alan Baxter, Founder & Director of Alan Baxter Integrated Design and Angela Paola Squassina, architect and Professor of Architectural Preservation at the IUAV University of Architecture in Venice. The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000 offers a mid-career artist the opportunity to develop a solo exhibition for Hastings Contemporary and will be chosen by David Alston, Trustee of the Evelyn Williams Trust, Liz Gilmore, Director of Hastings Contemporary, and Professor Anita Taylor, Dircector of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.

The Award Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 25 September 2019 at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.

Following the Exhibition Preview and Awards Ceremony at Trinity Buoy Wharf, the exhibition will be presented at Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire from 12 October 2019 to 11 January 2020. Subsequently, it will return to Trinity Buoy Wharf in London where it will be available to view from January 2020. The exhibition will then tour to The Gallery at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Press Enquiries:
Contact Emma Walker at Parker Harris for further information and images. 
Tel: 020 3653 0896


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Image: Andrew Litten, About To Say Something, 2019

_____________________________________________

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 Selection Panel Announced

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 selection panel will comprise Chantal Joffe RA, artist; Andrew Nairne OBE, Director of Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge; and Dorothy Price, Reader in History of Art at the University of Bristol, and Editor of Art History. Together they will select around 65 drawings for an exhibition that will launch at Trinity Buoy Wharf before touring to venues nationwide from September 2019 to July 2020.
 
Chantal Joffe RA lives and works in London. She holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and was awarded the Royal Academy Wollaston Prize in 2006. Joffe has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavík (2016); National Portrait Gallery, London (2015); Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2015); Collezione Maramotti, Italy (2014 – 2015); Saatchi Gallery, London (2013 – 2014); MODEM, Hungary (2012); Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow (2012); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011); Neuberger Museum of Art, New York (2009); University of the Arts, London (2007); MIMA Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (2007); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2005); Galleri KB, Oslo (2005) and Bloomberg Space, London (2004).
 
Andrew Nairne OBE is Director of Kettle’s Yard, the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. He previously held the positions of Director of Modern Art Oxford (2001-2008) and Executive Director of Arts at Arts Council England. Andrew is involved in several projects both within and beyond Cambridge, and both as part and independently of the University: he is Chair of the North West Cambridge Public Art Advisory Panel and is a member of a number of panels and committees including the University of Cambridge Museums Steering Group, What Next? (Cambridge) and East Contemporary Visual Art Network (East CVAN).



Dr Dorothy Price is an art historian with particular research interests in sexuality, race, gender, women artists, photography, modernism, contemporary art, transnationalism and globalisation. She is Reader in History of Art at the University of Bristol and Editor of Art History, the leading academic journal in the field. Price is a member of the Academic and Exhibitions Advisory Board of the Royal West of England Academy, a Trustee of Spike Island, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and a reviewer for the American Academy in Berlin. She has authored and edited a number of books and essays and is currently working on several new publications including two new monographs, New Women, New Vision: Icons of Modernity in Weimar Germany and Käthe Kollwitz: Between Symbolism and Expressionism.

Led by founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is selected from original drawings and has an established reputation for promoting, celebrating and championing excellence in contemporary drawing practice. Artists and makers selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 will be eligible for awards of a total value of £27,000. A First Prize of £8000; a Second Prize of £5000; a Student Award of £2000; and a Working Drawing Prize of £2000. These awards will be chosen by the selection panel and announced at the launch of the exhibition and Awards Ceremony on 25 September 2019 at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London. The biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000 will support an artist with an already established exhibiting (or equivalent) career to develop a new solo exhibition. The award will be made on the basis of proposals, invited from by the selected artists, and chosen by a panel comprising a Trustee of the Evelyn Williams Trust, the Director/Curator of the Gallery, and the Director of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.
 
Online registration for artists entering the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will close at 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2019. Once registered, applicants then submit their works through one of the regional collection centres. All details are on the registration portal that can be found here.

Press enquiries: 
Please contact Emma Walker, Communications Manager, Parker Harris
T: 020 3653 0896
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection Panel Image [L-R]: Chantal Joffe RA (photo: Thierry Bal); Andrew Nairne OBE; Dorothy Price 

Announcing the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 Exhibition, Awards & Opportunities

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018

We are delighted to announce the continued support by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, the foremost annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

Selected from original drawings, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation for promoting, celebrating, and championing excellence in contemporary drawing practice through this open exhibition dedicated to drawing. Led by founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University, the exhibition will include around 65 drawings chosen by an independent panel of distinguished selectors, and will tour nationally from September 2019 to July 2020.

Artists and makers selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition will be eligible for awards of a total value of £27,000 - a First Prize of £8000; a Second Prize of £5000; a Student Award of £2000; and a Working Drawing Prize, that has increased in value to £2000 this year. These awards will be chosen by the distinguished Selection Panel and announced at the launch of the exhibition and Awards Ceremony on 25 September 2019 at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.

Following the success of the first Evelyn Williams Drawing Award in 2017, the Evelyn Williams Trust will generously support an award of £10,000. In 2019. Barbara Walker MBE was the first recipient of the Evelyn Williams Drawing Award 2017, and her solo exhibition Vanishing Point was held at Jerwood Gallery in Hastings (20 October 2018 to 6 January 2019) with loans from the National Gallery supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000 will support an artist with an already established exhibiting (or equivalent) career selected for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 to develop a new solo exhibition. The award will be made on the basis of proposals, invited from by the selected artists, and chosen by a panel comprising a Trustee of the Evelyn Williams Trust, the Director/Curator of the Gallery, and the Director of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.

On Thursday 24 January 2019, the awards and exhibition opportunities will be announced at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Attendees will hear about the experience and value of the Drawing Prize project from three of the beneficiaries of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 – First Prize Winner, Caroline Burraway; Student Prize Winner, Laura Hudson; Andy Bannister, winner of the inaugural Working Drawing Prize - and Artist and Author, Professor Stephen Farthing RA, Research Fellow at Bath Spa University and selector of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005. The film of Lines of Thought, a public symposium held during the hand-in to the London Collection Centre in July 2018, will also be screened, featuring Elisa Alaluusua, Tania Kovats, Anita Taylor and Barbara Walker MBE on the value of drawing and the Drawing Prize project.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust and Bath Spa University proudly promote drawing as a critical means of communication, enquiry and expression. At Bath School of Art and Design drawing is taught throughout its degree programmes and, in 2019, a new MA Drawing course will be launched. Trinity Buoy Wharf are developing a diverse and dynamic programme of cultural activities for 2019 that will further establish Trinity Buoy Wharf as a thriving hub for drawing. Details will soon be available.

The Call for Entries for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 opens at 9am on 25 January 2019 and closes at 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2019. Online registration via the dedicated portal and is followed by the submission of the actual drawings, of up to three per entry, to one of the eleven Collection Centres provided across the UK.

For press enquiries, please contact: Emma Walker, Marketing & Events Officer, Parker Harris, Project Manager for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.
T: 020 3653 0896
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 - Awards Announced

Caroline Burraway, Eden - The Jungle Calais, 2016 (2017), charcoal, 160 x 135 cm. Photo: Colin Mills.

Caroline Burraway has won the £8,000 First Prize in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 for her charcoal drawing, Eden,The Jungle Calais 2016 (2017); the Second Prize of £5,000 goes to Gary Lawrence for his drawing, Moonlit Delphi c/o Samuel Palmer (2018), made with Biro, felt pen and poster paint on paper; and the Student Award of £2,000 is awarded to Laura Hudson for her drawing made with charcoal on wash, Nail House Drawings (2018). The new Working Drawing Award of £1000 is awarded to Andy Bannister for his graphite drawing, ROC Post '64 (2017).

The award winning drawings were chosen by Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Dr Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne from the 69 works by 67 artists they selected for the 2018 exhibition from an overall submission of 1711 works from across the UK.

See the exhibition of 69 drawings in The Electrician's Shop at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 12noon to 5pm from Saturday 29 September to Wednesday 17 October 2018 (closed 6 and 12 October).

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 - Events Programme at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London

During the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition there will be a number of free public events at Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JY.

Tuesday 25 September: There will be an opportunity for a special preview of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 at 4pm on Tuesday 25 September, prior to the public opening and announcement of the award winners. To register for this tour with Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Project, please find the booking link here.

We would like to invite groups from schools, colleges, universities, and community groups to visit the exhibition. If you would like to book a group tour of the exhibition, led by Anita Taylor, on the afternoon of Tuesday 25 September, or to bring a group on another date during the exhibition between 29 September and 17 October, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Wednesday 26 September at 4pm: There will be a Drawing Discussion event prior to the Private View and Awards announcement. On Collecting Drawings is a free event held in association with the launch of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018, and the event will be held in The Electrician's Shop at Trinity Buoy Wharf on Wednesday 26 September at 4pm. Book here for this free event.

The Drawing Discussion will present several perspectives on collecting drawings, followed by a panel discussion, and the opportunity to view the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition. The event will be chaired by Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project and Executive Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University, and speakers include: 

Niall Hobhouse - a collector of architectural drawings, sketches and models. He also writes about architecture and has served on the boards of institutions including the London School of Economics, the Sir John Soane's Museum and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA.  Drawing Matter houses the collection of many thousand architectural drawings and models, ranging from the 16th to the 21st century, which has been assembled over the last twenty-five years and focuses particularly on the role of drawing in the process of design. For more information see: www.drawingmatter.org

Tania Kovats - artist, author and Professor of Drawing at Bath Spa University. Drawing, and paying attention to others’ drawings, is a key part of Tania Kovats’ practice. In 2005, Tania published The Drawing Book – a survey of drawing: the primary means of expression, described as a 'commonplace book of drawing that exists as a depository for memory, commentary, and possibilities'. Similarly, Drawing Water (2014), collects together an eclectic selection of drawings of the sea, including her own, and those by map-makers, writers, shipbuilders, whalers, soldiers, sailors, artists, archaeologists, cartographers, scientists, uranographers, engineers and dreamers. 

Gavin Turk - artist and Professor of Art and Design at Bath Spa University. Gavin Turk makes sculpture, drawings and assemblages that investigate what it means to be an artist. Concerned with the ‘myth’ of the artist and the ‘authorship’ of a work, Turk’s engagement with this modernist, avant-garde debate stretches back to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp. He is interested in the way that fame and celebrity affect the understanding of art and the artists that make it; and that collecting is perhaps about surrounding oneself with a set of points of reference, that may be either sanctioning or controlling.

Public exhibition dates: The exhibition is open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf from Saturday 29 September to Wednesday 17 October 2018, open hours 12:00-5:00pm. Please note that the exhibition will be closed on Saturday 6 October and Friday 12 October 2018.

The events programme is kindly supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust and Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University as part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project. A fully illustrated exhibition publication will be available. For all enquiries, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.