THE TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2021

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize was founded in 1994 and is celebrating the 26th consecutive annual exhibition in 2021. The exhibition and awards are open to applications by emerging, mid-career and established drawing practitioners UK-wide and internationally.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is open to all drawing practitioners from anywhere in the UK and internationally. Up to three drawings may be entered by each applicant for consideration by the Selection Panel.

THE TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2021 EXHIBITION

The annual exhibition of around 65 drawings is selected by a panel of distinguished selectors. There will be a separate display of the drawings shortlisted for the Working Drawing Award within the overall exhibition.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will be launched at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London in September 2021 before touring to venues across the UK. A fully illustrated publication will be produced to accompany the exhibition. Shortlisted artists and drawing practitioners will be invited to the Exhibition Launch and Awards Announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on 29 September 2021.

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THE TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2021 AWARDS:

  • First Prize  – £8,000
  • Second Prize  – £5,000
  • Student Award – £2,000
  • Working Drawing Prize – £2,000
  • Evelyn Williams Drawing Award – £10,000

Please note that the Working Drawing Award has a separate online entry process with its own expert selection panel. Please see the Working Drawing Award Pages for details of how to enter for this award.

The biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award is supported by the Evelyn Williams Trust and is awarded to a selected artist with a significant track record to develop and realise a body of new drawings for a solo exhibition or to realise a new exhibition installation otherwise based on their drawing practice at Hastings Contemporary. Please note that students are not eligible for this award.

TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2021 SELECTORS

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition and awards will be selected by:

Sheela Gowda

Artist

Dr Simon Groom

Director of Modern & Contemporary Art, National Galleries of Scotland

Dr Zoé Whitley

Director of Chisenhale Gallery

The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award will be selected by:

David Alston, Evelyn Williams Trustee

Elizabeth Gilmore, Director of Hastings Contemporary

Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, founding Director of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize & Drawing Projects UK

THE EXHIBITION SELECTION PROCESS IN 2021

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Prize 2021 exhibition is selected from original drawings. Please note that there is a separate process for the Working Drawing Award (tbwdpworkingdrawings.artopps.co.uk/).

There is a two-stage selection process for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021:

  • Stage 1: Drawings are registered by 5pm on 17 June 2021. The Selection Panel will choose a longlist of drawings from the online entries. All works are viewed without reference to their maker. Entrants will be notified by 5pm on 25 June 2021 of the outcome.
  • Stage 2: All entrants with longlisted drawings will then be required to deliver them to one of our Collection Centres located across the UK or directly to Trinity Buoy Wharf in London during July 2021 for the final selection process.

Selected Works: Drawings shortlisted for the exhibition and awards will be announced after the final selection in July 2021.

Exhibition & Awards Announcement: The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing award winners will be announced in September 2021.

Please click How to Enter for further details.

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