Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 at Drawing Projects UK from 8 January to 5 March 2022.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021, Chainstore North, Trinity Buoy Wharf

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will be presented at Drawing Projects UK in Wiltshire from 8 January to 5 March 2022. The exhibition of 114 drawings by 99 drawing practitioners will be free to visit. The opening hours and any booking requirements along with the details of the public engagement programme will be available here soon. The presentation of the exhibition at Drawing Projects UK and the associated public engagement and online events programme are kindly supported by a Project Grant from Arts Council England. 

Drawing Projects UK is a centre for the research and development of drawing and contemporary art in Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire, with excellent public transport links. Drawing Projects UK is adjacent to Trowbridge train station which has mainline services to Bath, Bristol, Bruton, Cardiff, Gloucester, London, Salisbury, Southampton, Swindon, Westbury, and Weymouth, with several public car parks nearby. Drawing Projects UK is an accessible venue and a blue badge parking space is available.

A free and downloadable education pack devised by Drawing is Free is available here and an introductory film of the exhibition is available on the Drawing Projects UK YouTube channel here. The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue is published by Drawing Projects UK is available to purchase and many of the drawings included in the exhibition are for sale. The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of events online and in situ with the exhibiting artists, selectors and guests. All online Drawing Discussions are convened by Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project and Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition includes 101 drawings by 89 artists selected by Sheela Gowda, Artist, Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries Scotland, and Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery in London, and 13 drawings by 12 drawing practitioners selected for the Working Drawing Award and display by Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee, Charles O. Job, Designer and Architect, and Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival.

 This diverse exhibition of 114 drawings overall reflects a broad scope of current drawing practice by artists, architects, designers, and makers at all stages of their careers – living and working across the four nations of the UK as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, and the USA. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 received 3,300 entries from 1,673 drawing practitioners from 46 different countries for the exhibition and awards of £27,000.

The 101 drawings shortlisted for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 are by: 

Valérie Abadie / Gabriela Adach /  Marcelo Albagli / Claire Anscomb / Emily Ball / Federica Beretta / Victoria Clare Bernie / Jackie Berridge / Jules Bishop / Kate Black / Frances Aviva Blane / Caroline Blythe / Su Bonfanti / Georgia Boukla / Gavin Bowyer / Mark Boylan / Ann Bridges / Nell Brookfield / Chris Bruce / Ian Chamberlain / Kristina Chan / Yoonhee Choi / Philippa Clarke / Amy Collins / Karen Conway / Jacquetta Cook / Yvonne Crossley / Andrea Cryer / David Cutts / Hannah Davies / Robert Davies / Bob Deakin / Emma Douglas / Jo Dumpleton / Amy Dury / Jill Eastland / Laura Elkins / Paul Fenner / Fierce Fine Art / Craig Fisher / David Gardner / Zoe Gibson / James Gosling / Euan Gray / James Gregory / Bea Haines / David Haines / Habib Hajallie / Susie Hamilton / Ben Hancocks / Georgia Kitty Harris / Justin Harris / Lia Anna Hennig / Russell Herron / Denise Hickey / Roland Hicks / Harriet Mena Hill / Sandy Horsley / Yvonne Kay / Hannah Kokoschka / Jenny Laskowsky / Gary Lawrence / Cheryl Lewis / Esther Martínez Rey / Fiona Michie / Arianna Tinulla Milesi / Elizabeth Nast / Simon Nicholas / Sofia Nifora / Catherine O'Donnell / Patrick O'Rourke / Steve Payne / Freya Pocklington / Caroline Pool / Selina Pope / Alberto Repetti / Elwina Robinson / Xavier Robles de Medina / Gabriela Schutz / Mark Seely / Katy Shepherd / Mark Shields / Aleksandra Stepien / Natalia Stoyanova / Sam van Strien / Roma Tearne / Freya Thompson / Iva Troj / Rebecca West-Beale 

The 13 drawings shortlisted for the Working Drawing Award 2021 are by

Zahra Akbari Baseri / Joshua Bristow / Marc Brousse / Ian Chamberlain / Sheila Gaffney / Christopher Green / Georgia Kitty Harris / Jessica Heywood / Julie Menelaou / Esha Mittal / Quy Phu Nguyen / Alejandro Pascual   

 

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Exhibition dates: 8 January to 5 March 2022
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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 - 18 November to 5 December

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 18 November to 5 December 2021. The exhibition of 114 drawings by 99 drawing practitioners will be open daily from 11am to 4pm in Chainstore North at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The exhibition is free to visit and there is no need to book. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of events online and in situ with the exhibiting artists, selectors and guests as well as with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, our academic partner. All online Drawing Discussions are convened by Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project.

A free and downloadable education pack devised by Drawing is Free is available here and an introductory film of the exhibition will be launched on 16 November on the Drawing Projects UK YouTube channel here. The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue is published by Drawing Projects UK and is available to purchase, many of the drawings included in the exhibition are for sale. All of the events are free to join in, but please register to attend these. 


Events Programme:

Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 6pm
Online Introduction to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 with Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Thursday 18 November 2021 at 6pm
Online Drawing Discussion: Laura Elkins & David Gardner. 
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Monday 22 November 2021 at 6pm
Online Drawing Discussion: Introducing the Award-Winning Drawings with Artists & Director. 
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Wednesday 24 November 2021 at 6pm
Online Drawing Discussion: Nature as Witness with Anita Taylor & Kristina Chan.
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Thursday 25 November 2021 at 6pm
Online Drawing Discussion: Karen Conway & Jill Eastland.
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Saturday 27 November 2021 from 11am to 1pm:
Online Drawing Session with Alex Roberts of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. 
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Saturday 27 November 2021 at 3.30pm:
Online Drawing Discussion: Claire Anscomb & Mark Shields
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Sunday 28 November at 3pm
Online Drawing Discussion with Architect & Designer, and selector for the Working Drawing Award, Charles O. Job
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Monday 29 November at 2pm:
Director’s Highlights - Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 floor talk with Anita Taylor 
Venue: Chainstore North, Trinity Buoy Wharf in London
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Monday 29 November at 3pm: 
Drawing Session: Unravelling Drawing with Tania Kovats, Artist & Professor of Drawing & Making, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Venue: Chainstore North, Trinity Buoy Wharf in London
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Monday 29 November from 4.30pm to 6.30pm:
Why Study Art & Design? Join us for this Teachers' Event & Applicant Advice Session with Professors Anita Taylor & Tania Kovats and Alumni of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design - and hear about studying art, design and architecture firsthand from graduates and educators.
Venue: Chainstore North, Trinity Buoy Wharf in London
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Tuesday 30 November at 6pm:
Online Drawing Discussion with Harriet Mena Hill & Catherine O’Donnell
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Wednesday 1 December at 6pm: 
Online Advice Session: How to prepare a portfolio for applications to art school with academic and admissions staff and students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Please find more information about the event and how to register via the link here.

Please keep checking back as this programme will be updated soon with Drawing Sessions and further details.

 

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 - Award Winners Announced

Gary Lawrence, Ye Olde Keyhole Surgery, 2020, Biro, acrylic on paper, 238 x 221cm

Known as the most prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 received 3,300 entries from 1,673 drawing practitioners living in 46 countries for the open exhibition and awards. 

From the thousands of submissions, 114 works by 99 practitioners were shortlisted. Five of them received awards worth £27,000 on Wednesday 29 September at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London. 

Gary Lawrence received the First Prize of £8,000 for his work, Ye Olde Keyhole Surgery, 2020.  Gary Lawrence was inspired by The Dormition, a medieval icon featuring the Virgin Mary laying on her death bed, which reminded him of an operating table (he had recently had an operation), which gave him a new subject... "keyhole surgery NHS 1392 style". The drawing borrows religious imagery, including the NHS surgeons as angels, embodying the power of good in the struggle of live against death.

Gary Lawrence has been featured in the UK’s most prestigious drawing prize several times. The selection panel changes every year and the work is presented to them anonymously, meaning the 2021 selection panel were unaware in making their choice that this would be the Essex-based artist fourth award to date. Gary Lawrence received the First Prize in 2011 (chosen by selectors Iwona Blazwick, Tim Marlow, Rachel Whiteread), the First Prize in 2017 (selected by David Dibosa, Helen Legg, Michael Simpson), the Second Prize in 2018 (selected by Nigel Hall RA, Megan Piper, Chris Stephens) and also received a Special Commendation in 2013 (from selectors Kate Brindley, Michael Craig-Martin, Charlotte Mullins).


The Second Prize of £5,000, was awarded to David Haines for Dark Balloons, a hyper-realistic pencil drawing of 15 balloons spelling the words "THINGS FALL APART". David Haines, who lives and works in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Nottingham (United Kingdom) started this series of dark balloons during lockdown. Illuminated by the flash of a camera, shiny balloons emerge from the darkness, hanging against a blank wall. Some spell out the year or signify a birthday, hinting at cancelled lockdown celebrations, while others bear pessimistic messages, reflecting the isolation of a “new normal” or the socio-political turmoil of the time.



Gabriela Adach
received the Student Award of £2,000 for her hand-drawn animation El Duende. Following her BA Fine Art & History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London (2014-17) and The Drawing Year, a postgraduate-level course at The Royal Drawing School (2018-19), Gabriela Adach is currently studying for a MA in Art Psychotherapy at University of Roehampton London (2019-21). Her award-winning work is visual response to her experiences working and training as an Art Psychotherapist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Working Drawing Award of £2,000 was awarded to Zahra Akbari Baseri for her drawing, Sara, 2021, by the Working Drawing Award selection panel, Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee; Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival; and Charles O. Job, Product Designer & Architect. Born in Iran and based in London, Zahra Akbari Baseri is a self-taught artist who combines contemporary concepts with traditional techniques. Her working drawing informs her painting practice, mostly acrylic on canvas with a strong emphasis on portraiture, built upon her cultural traditions and views of the world around her. This sketch represents a sitter the artist describes as her “beautiful Afghan friend”.

The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000 is presented to an artist with a significant track record who has been selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021. The biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award was awarded to Roland Hicks on the basis of his drawing, Double Chip / Shuffle Zip, 2021, selected for the exhibition and his project proposal. Double Chip/Shuffle Zip is a trompe l'oeil representation of two offset pieces of chipboard, apparently stapled together. Roland Hicks' work belongs somewhere between the traditions of still-life painting, Arte Povera, Neo-Dada assemblage, and various types of geometric abstraction.

The Evelyn Williams Drawings Award assists the recipient in developing a solo show for Hastings Contemporary. The award was selected by David Alston from the Evelyn Williams Trust, Liz Gilmore, Director of Hastings Contemporary, and Anita Taylor, founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and Drawing Projects UK and Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Roland Hicks (b.1967 Aldershot, UK) studied BA Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, 1987-90, MFA Fine Art at Slade School of Art, 1994-96. Selected group exhibitions include: Gradation curated by Paul Carey-Kent at Patrick Heide Gallery, London (2019); Sticky Business at Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam (2018); Humble As Hell (also curating) at the Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn, Elterwater (2017). Selected solo exhibitions include: OSB - Of Spaces Between at Mrs Rick's Cupboard, Primary, Nottingham, (2017); The Gathering Things at Eleven Fine Art, London, (2013); Roland Hicks/Give Me Every Little Thing at Oriel Davies, Newtown, then touring to Ffotogallery Cardiff (2008). Previous prize exhibitions include: Contemporary British Painting Prize (2018); Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, London & UK tour (2015); John Moores 25, Liverpool (2008). He lives and works in London in the UK. 

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf from 18 November to 6 December 2021 before touring to Drawing Projects UK in Wiltshire and other venues. The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events, an education pack devised by Drawing is Free, an introductory film of the exhibition, and there is a fully illustrated exhibition publication available to purchase with many of the drawings included in the exhibition for sale.

 

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 - Shortlist Announced

Craig Fisher, Pages from my Sketchbook, hand and machine embroidery on linen, 60 x 80cm, 2021

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will include 101 drawings by 89 artists selected by Sheela Gowda, Artist, Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries Scotland, and Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery in London, and 13 drawings by 12 drawing practitioners selected for the Working Drawing Award and display by Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee, Charles O. Job, Designer and Architect, and Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival.

 This diverse exhibition of 114 drawings overall reflects a broad scope of current drawing practice by artists, architects, designers, and makers at all stages of their careers – living and working across the four nations of the UK as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, and the USA. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 received 3,300 entries from 1,673 drawing practitioners from 46 different countries for the exhibition and awards of £27,000.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will launch with the Awards Announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on Wednesday 29 September 2021 prior to touring to venues within the UK. A total prize fund of £27,000 will be awarded:
• First Prize of £8,000
• Second Prize of £5,000
• Student Award of £2,000
• Working Drawing Award of £2,000
• Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000

The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award will be awarded to an artist with a significant track record, selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021. Based on the artist’s project proposal, the award will support the recipient in developing and realising a body of new drawings for a solo exhibition, or a new exhibition installation based on their drawing practice, to be presented at Hastings Contemporary. This award will be selected by David Alston from the Evelyn Williams Trust, Liz Gilmore, Director of Hastings Contemporary, and Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and Drawing Projects UK.

THE TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2021 SHORTLIST:

The 101 drawings shortlisted for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 are by:
Valérie Abadie / Gabriela Adach /  Marcelo Albagli / Claire Anscomb / Emily Ball / Federica Beretta / Victoria Clare Bernie / Jackie Berridge / Jules Bishop / Kate Black / Frances Aviva Blane / Caroline Blythe / Su Bonfanti / Georgia Boukla / Gavin Bowyer / Mark Boylan / Ann Bridges / Nell Brookfield / Chris Bruce / Ian Chamberlain / Kristina Chan / Yoonhee Choi / Philippa Clarke / Amy Collins / Karen Conway / Jacquetta Cook / Yvonne Crossley / Andrea Cryer / David Cutts / Hannah Davies / Robert Davies / Bob Deakin / Emma Douglas / Jo Dumpleton / Amy Dury / Jill Eastland / Laura Elkins / Paul Fenner / Fierce Fine Art / Craig Fisher / David Gardner / Zoe Gibson / James Gosling / Euan Gray / James Gregory / Bea Haines / David Haines / Habib Hajallie / Susie Hamilton / Ben Hancocks / Georgia Kitty Harris / Justin Harris / Lia Anna Hennig / Russell Herron / Denise Hickey / Roland Hicks / Harriet Mena Hill / Sandy Horsley / Yvonne Kay / Hannah Kokoschka / Jenny Laskowsky / Gary Lawrence / Cheryl Lewis / Esther Martínez Rey / Fiona Michie / Arianna Tinulla Milesi / Elizabeth Nast / Simon Nicholas / Sofia Nifora / Catherine O'Donnell / Patrick O'Rourke / Steve Payne / Freya Pocklington / Caroline Pool / Selina Pope / Alberto Repetti / Elwina Robinson / Xavier Robles de Medina / Gabriela Schutz / Mark Seely / Katy Shepherd / Mark Shields / Aleksandra Stepien / Natalia Stoyanova / Sam van Strien / Roma Tearne / Freya Thompson / Iva Troj / Rebecca West-Beale 

                           

The 13 drawings shortlisted for the Working Drawing Award 2021 are by:

Zahra Akbari Baseri / Joshua Bristow / Marc Brousse / Ian Chamberlain / Sheila Gaffney / Christopher Green / Georgia Kitty Harris / Jessica Heywood / Julie Menelaou / Esha Mittal / Quy Phu Nguyen / Alejandro Pascual

                      

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual open exhibition of drawing. Led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, the exhibition is known for its promotion and celebration of excellence in contemporary drawing practice.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize provides an important platform for drawing, and for artists, designers, and makers as a catalyst within their careers. The annual exhibitions are selected by a roster of passionate and distinguished drawing experts – artists, architects, curators, designers, writers, and collectors.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, and 2021 marks the fourth year of their generous support for the annual open exhibition, which was founded in 1994.

A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, published by Drawing Projects UK, will be available from 29 September 2021.

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Drawings selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition include (from top): 
Craig Fisher, Pages from my Sketchbook, hand & machine embroidery on linen, 60 x 80cm, 2021
Mark Shields, Sibyl, charcoal on paper, 40 x 27cm, 2021 
Mark Shields, Seer, charcoal on paper, 40 x 27cm, 2021
Joshua Bristow, Massing Studies – The National Theatre, pencil on paper, 43.3 x 51 x 3cm, 2021 
Marc Brousse, Delando Carthago, ink and charcoal (+invisible ink), 76 x 56cm, 2020
Cheryl Lewis, Skjaldborg, graphite on paper, 183 x 183cm, 2021
Susie Hamilton, Loris, acrylic and charcoal on cardboard, 22 x 45cm, 2021

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 - Call for Entries & Selectors Announced

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, Working Drawing Award Display. Cooper Gallery

We are delighted that the Call for Entries for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition and awards is now open. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project has been led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, since 1994 and supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust since 2018. 

The exhibition is open to emerging, mid-career and established drawing practitioners located across the UK and internationally, and around 65 drawings will be selected for the touring exhibition by distinguished selection panels. The awards include the First Prize (£8,000), Second Prize (£5,000), Student Award (£2,000), and Working Drawing Award (£2,000). The biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000 will also be awarded in 2021, which supports a selected artist with a significant track record to develop and realise a body of new drawings for a solo exhibition or new exhibition installation otherwise based on their drawing practice to be presented at Hastings Contemporary. 

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 Selection Panel comprises: Sheela Gowda, Artist; Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Galleries of Scotland; and Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery.

The Working Drawing Award has a separate submission process and the selection panel comprises: Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee; Charles O. Job, Designer & Architect; and Paul Finch OBE, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival.

The Evelyn Williams Drawing Bursary will be selected by David Alston MBE, Evelyn Williams Trust; Liz Gilmore, Director, Hastings Contemporary; and Anita Taylor, Director, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.

Online registrations for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 are open until 5pm on 17 June 2021. There will be a two-stage selection process for main exhibition and awards, with long-listing taking place after 17 June 2021 and drawings delivered to a Collection Centre in the UK during July.  More information is available on the Entry Portal about the submission and selection process.

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