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.
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.