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

Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Tamsin Treverton Jones on 29…

On Friday 29 March 2019 our Girl Friday Breakfast Club guest speaker will be the author Tamsin Treverton Jones, whose recent book, Windblown, was written to mark the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, a night of hurricane-force winds that struck southern Britain without warning, claiming 18 lives, uprooting more than 15 million trees and reshaping the landscape...

22-03-2019

In Between Sea and Shore Exhibition from 2 to 18 May 2019

Drawing Projects UK is pleased to present In Between Sea and Shore, the annual Bath Spa Porthleven Prize exhibition. The exhibition opens on the evening of Thursday 2 May 2019, from 6-8pm, and continues until 18 May 2019.  In Between Sea and Shore includes work by Poppy Briggs, Lyon Hansen, Alex Mah, Mariana Marcelino, Katie Sims, James Thornton and Deborah Westmancoat. The exhibition...

15-03-2019

Drawing Discussion with Caroline Burraway on 30 March 2019

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present this Drawing Discussion event in association with the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition. Hear Caroline Burraway in conversation with Anita Taylor on Saturday 30 March 2019 at 4pm.  Caroline Burraway's drawing, Eden, The Jungle Calais, 2016 won First Prize in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018. Eden and Samuel, the subjects...

08-03-2019

From the Blog

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019: Call for Entries, Sel…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 Selection Panel will comprise Chantal Joffe RA, artist; Andrew Nairne OBE, Director of Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge; and Dorothy Price, Reader in History of Art at the University of Bristol, and Editor of Art History. Together they will select around 65 drawings for an exhibition that will launch at Trinity Buoy Wharf before...

16-03-2019

Marie Harnett, Windows, pencil on paper, 129 x217cm, 2017

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 - exhibition & tou…

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition includes 69 drawings by 67 artists and makers, selected from an overall submission of 1,711 works from across the UK by Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Dr Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne Museum in Bath.  Supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is a...

02-12-2018

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

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