Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019: Events Programme - September to January - London & the South West

Jeanette Barnes, Study for cable cars - New York, 2018. included in trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 will launch on Wednesday 25 September 2019 at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London. The Awards Announcements will take place on the evening of Wednesday 25 September 2019 at a special event before the exhibition leaves Trinity Buoy Wharf for The Salisbury Museum, the first tour venue, from 12 October 2019 to 11 January 2020. 

Drawing Projects UK have been working with a number of partners to present events and exhibitions that will complement the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition and that celebrate the role and value of drawing with the aim of encouraging participation and engagement with drawing.

September Events:

The very first event will be a Special Preview for Teachers, held in The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on Tuesday 24 September, from 5pm to 6.30pm. This free event is intended to provide teachers and lecturers with the opportunity to relax and enjoy the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition before the Launch and Announcement of the 2019 Awards (on Wednesday 25 September) and to share thoughts and ideas inspired by the 68 drawings on show made by 62 artists and makers selected for the annual exhibition by the distinguished selection panel, Chantal Joffe RA, Andrew Nairne OBE and Professor Dorothy Price. Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will lead a tour of the exhibition and will be available to discuss visit requirements for school, colleges and universities during the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition in London, Salisbury and Leicester. More information and how to book here.

October Events:

The first weekend of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 being at The Salisbury Museum will be a celebration of drawing, with the opening at Drawing Projects UK of Drawing Out The Canal by Simon Woolham with a preview and performances by Simon Woolham accompanied by saxophonist Nick Sorensen and violinist Jo Harvey from 12noon to 3pm. This will be followed by an event at Messums Wiltshire, 2B or not 2B – Why Draw?, a panel discussion at 5.30pm followed by an optional supper at 7.30pm. The panel will include  Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee; David Alston, a former Drawing Prize selector and trustee of the Evelyn Williams Trust; a shortlisted artist from the 2019 exhibition; artist Charles Poulsen, whose three-dimensional drawings will be on display at Messums Wiltshire. 

On Thursday 17 October, Professor Anita Taylor will give a talk at The Salisbury Museum at 6.30pm on The Insistence of Drawing, booking information here.  

On Saturday 19 October there are a number of free events taking place. Join in Drawing the Bigger Picture with Chapel Art Studios (CAS) artists Kimvi, Karen Wood and James Aldridge for one of two live drawing walks, either at 10.30am or 2pm. Meet outside the Guildhall on Market Square in Salisbury, walking to The Salisbury Museum where the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition will be on display. All drawing materials will be supplied and free entrance to the exhibition is given to all children and young people (up to yr 13) taking part in the walk. The walk will take approximately 1 hour and include various drawing opportunities.

On the same day, from 2pm to 3pm, Messums Wiltshire will be also holding an event in association with the Drawing Prize and The Big Draw, Drawing with Clay in which participants are invited to part of an art installation in their 13th century tithe barn during the major solo exhibition by observational sculptor Laurence Edwards, in a session led by sculptor Alasdair Rennie from Coade.    

On 23 October at The Salisbury Museum, you can join in Making your Mark: An Introduction to Contemporary Drawing with Tina Lane, from 2pm to 4.30pm, a drawing workshop organised with Plain Arts (Salisbury Visual Artists Network). 

From 28 October to 1 November, The Big Draw at The Salisbury Museum will include a programme of half term activities and events for children and families.  

November Events: 

On 9 November at Drawing Projects UK, there will be a Drawing Discussion with Greig Burgoyne and Lucy O'Donnell at 4pm, Burgoyne & O'Donnell are undertaking an Open to Draw project, Between the Sunny and the Opaque,a collaborative site-specific drawing project. 

On 15 November, a highlight of the programme will be a symposium, Why Drawing Matters, held at The Salisbury Museum from 12noon to 5pm. Chaired by Professor Mike Collier of the University of Sunderland, speakers include Professor Anita Taylor; artist, writer & professor, Tania Kovats; artist and recipient of the Evelyn Williams Drawing Award 2017, Barbara Walker MBE; Debbie Hillyerd, Director of Education at Hauser & Wirth Somerset; and Chris Neil, an alumni of the ARTiculation programme delivered by Roche Court Educational Trust at the New Art Centre. 

On 16 & 17 November, the symposium will continue at Drawing Projects UK with practical sessions and presentations by leading artists and makers. Drawing Matters will include artist-led workshops with Tania Kovats, Dillwyn Smith, Anita Taylor, Charmaine Watkiss, and Ian Chamberlain.  Ian Chamberlain's exhibition, Monuments Remain, will also open at Drawing Projects UK on Saturday 16 November.

Booking information for Why Drawing Matters and the other events held at Drawing Projects UK in November will be available very soon, in the meantime, do pop these dates in your diary!

On 28 November, at The Salisbury Museum there will be an Experimental Drawing Workshop with Selina Snow from 10am to 1pm. 

Throughout the period of the exhibition, Wiltshire Creative will be running the Imprint, Mind, Body and Soul Drawing Festival alongside their exhibition: The Last Full measure of Devotion: Kate Wilson (13 September to 16 November) and Drawn to Craft: Contemporary Craft Practitioners (14 November to 5 January).

Watch this space for more information, and we hope you'll join in, and be inspired as to why drawing matters! 

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.

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Image: Andrew Litten, About To Say Something, 2019

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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.

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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 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, 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.

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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).

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