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

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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