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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 Exhibition at Drawing Projects UK

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Admission - Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021at Drawing Projects UK

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The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition is on show from Saturday 8 January to 5 March 2022 at Drawing Projects UK in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. The presentation of the exhibition and engagement programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Known as the most prestigious annual open exhibition for contemporary drawing in the UK, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition includes 114 drawings selected from 3,300 entries by 1,673 drawing practitioners from 46 different countries, and the Awards of £27,000 were announced in September 2021.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition reflects a broad scope of contemporary drawing practice and includes drawing practitioners who live and work across the four nations of the UK as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, and the USA. The exhibition includes 101 drawings by 89 artists selected by Sheela Gowda, Artist; Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Galleries Scotland; and Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London. The Working Drawing Award and display of 13 drawings by 12 practitioners was selected by Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee; Charles O. Job, Designer and Architect; and Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival.

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 (Bridge House, 10 Stallard Street, Trowbridge, BA14 9AE) 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. Miranda's Coffee Shop will be open and serving delicious coffee & teas, home-made cakes and light food. from 8am to 3pm each day.

Please note that we are using a booking system in order to manage visitation arrival times to the exhibition - please aim to arrive within 20 minutes of the scheduled start for your visit. We understand that travel delays can occur and we will be happy to welcome you when you arrive.

Please see the Drawing Projects UK website for visitor information for groups and individuals:

Group bookings for school, college and university students or community groups may be arranged separately by contacting us on: or calling 01225 767993.

COVID-19 precautions: Please note that the wearing of face coverings is required at Drawing Projects UK and that we will be following public health guidance in the UK and may need to update policies at short notice. We encourage you to take a lateral flow test before visiting and request that you postpone your visit if you test positive for COVID-19 or are showing any of the symptoms.


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Drawing Projects UK was created in 2009 to develop and promote research initiatives in drawing, including the Jerwood Drawing Prize project, now known as the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. In 2015, a centre for drawing and contemporary art at Bridge House in Trowbridge, Wiltshire was established and the remit of Drawing Projects UK expanded to form a drawing network and community through a range of complementary activities. With a project space, exhibition space, workspaces for artists, designers, creative and cultural enterprises, bookable meeting rooms and cafe, Drawing Projects UK is a unique creative and cultural hub, and is conveniently located adjacent to Trowbridge railway station.

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