The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 received 3,000 submissions from 1,450 candidates located across the world. A total of 123 works by 110 drawing practitioners have been chosen by the two distinguished Selection Panels for the exhibition and are shortlisted for the awards.
The drawings selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition are seen 'in the real' and chosen on the basis of the drawings alone. The selected drawings reflect a broad scope of contemporary drawing practice - including works in a wide range of media on paper and other supports, such as textiles, found books or concrete, as well as moving image works; and are made by drawing practitioners at all stages of their careers, living and working across the UK and internationally.The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 was selected by Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York; Dennis Scholl AM, Collector, Arts Patron, President & CEO of Oolite Arts; Barbara Walker MBE RA, British Artist.
The 102 drawings by 96 artists and makers shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 are by:
Samuel Owusu Achiaw / Margrét Adolfsdóttir / Elisa Alaluusua / Judith Alder / Thomas Allen / Iain Andrews / Judith Anketell / Brigitte Bailey / Andy Bannister / Matt Bannister / Amélie Barnathan / Jeanette Barnes / Adrian Baynes / Cai Arfon Bellis / Akash Bhatt / Peter Blodau / Kirsty Bogle / Jesús Briceño Reyes / Ann Bridges / Caroline Burraway / Ian Chamberlain / Dongwei (Shirley) Chen / Jade Chorkularb / Gary Clough / Anthony Connolly / Hannah Davies / Matthew Draper / Nisha Duggal / Sarah Duyshart / Roy Eastland / Linda Fardoe / Katy Fiszman / Edo Fuijkschot / Stefan Gant / Joy Gerrard / Diane Goring / Nick Grellier / Elaine Griffin / Susie Hamilton / Georgia Kitty Harris / Harriet Mena Hill / Fiona Hingston / Ben Johnson / Sharon Kelly / Simon Klein / Sarah Knill-Jones / Jane Laborie / Gary Lawrence / Debbie Lee / Bridget Lesly / Melissa Ling / Saloni Lodha / Derek Lomas / Emily Lucas / Richard Maguire / Tanaka Mazivanhanga / Nicolette McGuire / Victoria Hunter McKenzie / Grace McMurray / Richard McVetis / June Nelson / Rufus Newell / Tony Noble / Simon Page / Alex Pascual / Raksha Patel / Anna Plavinskaya / Julia Polonski / Sandra Porter / James Pyman / Richard Mark Rawlins / Maaike Reimert / Giulia Ricci / Isabel Rock / Nicki Rolls / Sara Rossberg / Heike Scharrer / Gail Seres-Woolfson / Mark Shields / Katy Shepherd / Karen Smith / Lisa Solovieva / Nancy Spain / Robert W Strange / Fiona Swapp / David Symonds / Gabriela Vargas Telaya / Richa Vora / Kate Walters / Emmy Wan / Aleksandra Warchol / Louise Ward / Teresa Whitfield / Hannah Winkelbauer / Caroline Wong / Avis Wu
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award is a special category that celebrates the role of drawing within architecture, design and making processes, has been selected by Ben Heath, Principal, Grimshaw Architects; Debbie Hillyerd, Senior Director of Learning, Hauser & Wirth; and Michael Pavelka, Costume & Set Designer for Stage, Dance, and Opera.
The 22 works by 16 practitioners shortlisted for the Working Drawing Award 2023 are by:
Michael Becker / Daniele Catalli / Sara Choudhrey / Greg Creek / Agata di Masternak / Emma Douglas / Sarah Duyshart / Lisa-Marie Gibbs / Altea Grau Vidal / Nina Gross / Vladimir Guculak / Sandy Horsley / Ben Johnson / Joanna Leah / Emily Mc Gardle / Ade Olaosebikan
At the Exhibition Launch & Awards Announcement on Thursday 28 September 2023 the following awards, to a total value of £27,000, will be announced:
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, a biennial award to support a selected artist with an established track record to develop a solo exhibition for Hastings Contemporary.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition will open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14 0JY daily from Friday 29 September to Sunday 15 October 2023 before touring to venues across the UK. A fully illustrated publication, education pack and public engagement programme will accompany the exhibition and tour. Opening hours at Trinity Buoy Wharf will be open 11am to 6pm from 29 September to 14 October and 11am to 2pm on Sunday 15 October.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual open exhibition for drawing. Founded in 1994 by artist and Professor, Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, the annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize celebrates talent and excellence in current drawing practice. The exhibition provides an important platform for artists, designers, makers and other drawing practitioners as a catalyst within their careers, and champions the role, breadth, and value of drawing in creative practice today. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, and 2023 marks the 6th year of their generous support for the annual open exhibition.
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Images, from the top (additional image details to be uploaded soon):
1) Abortion Rights Protest After Roe Versus Wade Falls (Washington Square Park, New York, May 24, 2022), Joy Gerrard
2) A Happening of Things, Richard McVetis,
3) Order / Disruption No.77, Giullia Ricci
4) Working Drawing, Michael Becker
5) Replanting Miss Jeckyll's Garden, Fiona Hingston
6) Shift Sleep, Raksha Patel
7) Great-Grandmother's Little Dress With a Collar, Elisa Alaluusua
8) Night Visitor, Mark Shields
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