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

Simón Granell & Siân Bowen, Firefly Basket > Tally, 2019

Online Drawing Discussions - from 23 to 31 October 2020

Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present a series of online Drawing Discussions and other events alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition supported using public funding by Arts Council England.  Taking place between 23 and 31 October, these Drawing Discussions are taking place with Professor Anita Taylor, artists and selectors, and include live events and podcasts. The discussions...

22-10-2020

Drawing is Free in Residence at Drawing Projects UK - Octobe…

We are thrilled to have Drawing is Free in Residence at Drawing Projects UK during the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition.  Chloe Briggs (aka Drawing is Free) is a British artist based in Paris whose practice focuses on drawing. In 2013, she created the structure - Drawing is Free - to offer people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities...

03-10-2020

Andy Black, Small Heaps, 2020

Book to see Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 at Drawing…

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition from Friday 2 October to Saturday 31 October 2020. The exhibition will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm by pre-booked ticket only.  Please book an available timed entry slot to visit the exhibition at Drawing Projects UK via this link. To help us to keep...

08-09-2020

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 at Drawing Projects UK…



Drawing Projects UK is delighted to have been supported with public funds by Arts Council England to present the prestigious Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition and associated public engagement programmes at Drawing Projects UK. This funding enables the 25th annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition to be shown at Drawing Projects UK, which was initially founded to...

22-10-2020

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

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