Drawing Projects UK is a non-profit centre for research, development, production and promotion of exhibitions, events and workshops in drawing and contemporary art.

Drawing Projects UK provides a space for drawing – where you can see, make and discuss drawing - and aims to promote, develop and build a community through drawing in a local, regional, national and international context.

Formed in 2009 by Professor Anita Taylor to develop and promote research initiatives in drawing, including the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the new centre opened at Bridge House in Trowbridge in 2015.

Built in 1929, Bridge House is a landmark building adjacent to Trowbridge railway station. It houses the Drawing Projects UK office, The Drawing Centre project space and training room, meeting rooms, workspaces for artists, designers, makers and creative, cultural and educational enterprises and Studio Café.

Programmes include exhibitions, drawing sessions, projects, workshops, talks and events and we can provide professional development services for artists, curators and arts organisations.

What's happening at Drawing Projects

Creative Trowbridge Trail on 14 July with Explore Art Trowbr…

Active Trowbridge is having its annual Active Festival in Trowbridge Park on Saturday 14 July, Explore Art Trowbridge is joining in the activities with ‘Creative Trowbridge’ which encourages young people and adults to take part in a creative trail from 10am to 4pm, starting in Trowbridge Park and working their way around various art activities and venues in the town.

08-07-2018

Drawing Your Place in the World on 14 July

A free family-friendly artist-led Drawing Session at Drawing Projects UK on Saturday 14 July from 2-4pm.

08-07-2018

Around the World - a pop up exhibition on 14 & 15 July

On Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July 2018 there will be a pop up exhibition at Drawing Projects UK, Around the World, held in association with the Active Trowbridge Annual Festival and Explore Art Trowbridge. Featuring a range of artists and makers from around the world making work in response to people, place and events across the world. Works by...

08-07-2018

From the Blog

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is Open for Entries

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is currently open for submissions and presents the opportunity for all drawing practitioners in the UK to showcase their work alongside leading contemporary artists and makers in the field. Online registration for artists entering the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will close at 5pm on 27 June 2018. Once registered, applicants then submit their works...

25-06-2018

A new sponsor for the pre-eminent Drawing Prize in the UK - …

Drawing Projects UK is delighted that Bath Spa University has announced a new partnership with Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust to deliver the annual Drawing Prize which has been led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, since 1994. The exhibition will now become known as the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize after seventeen years of generous support from Jerwood Charitable...

22-03-2018

Open to Draw: Artist-in-Residence Sandra Porter's New Exhibi…

One of the ultimate pleasures of the Open to Draw programme at Drawing Projects UK is the privilege of watching an artist’s or maker’s project develop over a specific period of time. Nestled in one of the ground floor studios, or in the project space, their work flexes and adapts as their purpose and enquiry grows in muscle, nerve and...

25-02-2018

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