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

Line Up: Jin Eui Kim, Gary Lawrence, Sandra Porter, Stephani…

On show from 16 December 2017 to 3 February 2018, the exhibition, Line Up, features work by Jin Eui Kim, Gary Lawrence, Sandra Porter and Stephanie Syjuco. This collection of works use line as a principle element of the work, whether this is in ceramics, printmaking or drawing.


Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

The final showing of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 will be at Drawing Projects UK from 17 August to 6 October 2018. Selected by Dr David Dibosa, Helen Legg and Michael Simpson from over 2,800 original drawings, 69 drawings by 65 artists will be on display.


Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler’s Wildflower Garden, 2013, artist’s book.

From the Ground: Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks

From 5 May - 30 June 2018, Drawing Projects UK will be presenting the exhibition From the Ground - Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks, which will include an artist’s book by Mandy Bonnell, Eloise Butler's Wildflower Garden, and a number of works by James Brooks that explore the geography and geometry of civic spaces in towns and cities across Europe.


From the Blog

Guest Poets & open-mic on Saturday 3 March

On Saturday 3 March from 2-4pm, there will be an afternoon of poetry at Drawing Projects UK hosted by Josephine Corcoran.


Deanna Petherbridge & Anita Taylor in discussion - 3 Mar…

Deanna Petherbridge CBE will be in conversation with Anita Taylor on Saturday 3 March at 12noon at Drawing Projects UK. The discussion event is one of a series of three public Drawing Discussion events with keynote speakers in conversation with Professor Anita Taylor, artist, Director of Jerwood Drawing Prize, Drawing Projects UK, and Executive Dean of Bath School of Art...


Life Drawing Sessions: Nov - Dec 2017

In November and December we will be running a number of Life Drawing Sessions. On Thursday 16 November there will be a special life drawing session led by Alex Roberts, with two male models which will use simple props and drapery to explore meaning and symbolism within figurative drawing.


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