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

Drawing Investigations with Sarah Casey & Gerry Davies o…

Join us for a webinar online to celebrate the launch of Drawing Investigations: Graphic Relationships with Science, Culture and Environment by Sarah Casey and Gerry Davies released by Bloomsbury in hardcover on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 7pm. To celebrate the release of this exciting new book, Drawing Projects UK is hosting a webinar dedicated to the topic of investigative drawing. Professor...

30-06-2020

Mental Wellbeing in the Creative Arts with Bridget Sterling …

Drawing Projects UK is pleased to share the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded five-week online course, An Introduction to Mental Wellbeing in the Creative Arts, led by Bridget Sterling and delivered in collaboration with the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) through their online platform. The creative arts are renowned for having a number of high-profile artists that have suffered from poor mental health, which...

20-06-2020

Choose Art I Give Light to Refugees Benefit Auction- online …

Choose Art I Give Light to Refugees is a benefit art auction – online until midnight on 29 June 2020 – that aims to raise funds to help provide critical support for refugees affected by the global pandemic, to support them in gaining access to medical treatment and products to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19 within the refugee camps. Gary...

20-06-2020

From the Blog

Gary Sangster on the Choose Art I Give Light to Refugees Ben…

Artists are amongst the most insightful and generous people I know. Their goal is to observe and describe the world as they see it and animate that description in a way that makes the world a richer and more meaningful experience for us all. They can bring into focus unseen, unnoticed moments, uncover the invisible, and they can personalise global...

20-06-2020

Five years ago.... we collected the keys to Bridge House!

Five years ago, when we collected the keys to Bridge House, our ideas about establishing a physical centre for drawing and contemporary art for Drawing Projects UK started to transform into reality.  Looking for a new live-work space in the area, Bridge House serendipitously provided the opportunity to expand Drawing Projects UK as a centre for the research and development of...

26-04-2020

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 - Selectors & …

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 will open for entries from 20 April 2020 for a special edition - in 2020 it will be the third year of support for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust and the 25th consecutive annual open drawing exhibition since 1994. To mark this milestone, there will be an International Call for Entries for the...

20-04-2020

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