The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is led by founding Director Professor Anita Taylor at Bath Spa University and supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust. Selected from original art works, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and exhibition has an established reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK. This open exhibition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists and makers in the field, with the exhibition touring widely in the UK. In offering emerging, mid-career and established artists and makers a national platform to exhibit their work, the project has developed new insights into the role and value of drawing in creative practice today.
The project was founded in 1994 as the Rexel Derwent Open Drawing Exhibition. It was known from 1996 until 2000 as the Cheltenham Open Drawing exhibition and was supported by a private benefactor, Westland Nurseries, The Summerfield Trust, CHK Charities and Rootstein Hopkins Foundation. From 2001 to 2017, the exhibition was supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and known as Jerwood Drawing Prize. Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust became the principal benefactor in 2018 and the exhibition was renamed the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.
Shortlisted exhibitors will be announced in July 2019. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize winners will be announced in September 2019.
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The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition will be launched at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London in September 2019, before touring to venues across the UK. Shortlisted artists will be invited to the awards announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on 25th September 2019. A fully illustrated publication will be produced to accompany the exhibition.
Launch of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019
Wednesday 25th September 2019
6pm – 9pm
Trinity Buoy Wharf
64 Orchard Place
London E14 0JY
Tour venues to be announced shortly.
The annual exhibition of around 65 drawings is selected by a panel of distinguished selectors. The 2019 panel will be announced shortly.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is open to all drawing practitioners resident in the UK.
Initial entry is by online registration only. Online registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2019. Following the online registration, those registered must then complete the Work Submission Form and Work Labels and hand these in with the drawings at their selected Collection Centre.
Up to three drawings may be registered by each applicant for consideration by the Selection Panel.
Before registration artists are asked to carefully read the Rules & Guidelines, as all entrants will be asked to confirm acceptance of these during the online entry process.
After payment has been made and online registration completed, each registered artist will be provided with a unique reference number in their confirmation email that will need to be included on the Work Submission Form and Work Labels. Only artists who have registered online by the deadline will be eligible to submit their drawings to the Collection Centre.
The Work Submission Form and Work Labels are available on the Download/Links page of this website. Work labels should be completed and attached securely to the back top right hand corner of each work. Completed Work Submission Forms should be handed in with the drawings at the Collection Centre.
The Project Manager for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Parker Harris, may be contacted on: T: 020 3653 0896 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants may submit up to three drawings. Entry fees are listed below. Please note that there is no additional charge for submission via a regional Collection Centre.
Standard Entry: 1 work = £20; 2 works = £30; 3 works = £40
Student Entry: 1 work = £15; 2 works = £20; 3 works = £25
At the time of online registration, applicants are required to select their Collection Centre for the submission of their work and the return of their work should it not be selected. Please note that applicants are unable to change the Collection Centre for the submission and return of their work after the deadline, 5pm on 26 June 2019.
Submission of works
The completed Work Submission Form and labelled works should be handed in to the selected Collection Centre on the specified days only. For further details about hand in venues and dates, check the Submission & Collection Timetable in the Downloads/Links section of this website.
Applicants wishing to submit moving images must submit their work in MP4 or AVI format on a non-returnable USB memory stick. The duration of each work submitted must be clearly indicated on the work submission form. Please send your USB memory stick(s) to Parker Harris at 15 Church Street, Esher KT10 8QS by Thursday 4 July 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: You can only enter three works in total.
All applicants will be informed by email of the decision by the Selection Panel by 6pm on Thursday 18 July 2019. The email will be from email@example.com. In addition, the Work Numbers of selected works for exhibition will appear in the General Info section of this website at this time.
Work Numbers can be found on the Submission Receipt, which artists will receive when handing in their work at the Collection Centre.
If email notification has not been received by Friday 19 July 2019, or your Work Number does not appear on the list of selected works, your work has not been selected and will therefore need to be collected. If you do not receive an email or you are unable to view the accepted list online, please contact the Project Manager, Parker Harris by telephone on 020 3653 0896 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The selected exhibition will consist of works that in the opinion of the Selection Panel qualify as drawings. The decision of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 Selection Panel is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
Unselected works will be available for collection from Trinity Buoy Wharf, London on either Saturday 20 or Sunday 21 July 2019, or from the Regional Collection Centres as advertised. For further details regarding all dates and times, please check the Submissions & Collections Timetable PDF in the Downloads/Links section of this website. Please note that it is not possible to change your Collection Centre after 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2019. Please note, works will not be wrapped after the selection process unless specific packing cases are provided for the work at the time of submission.
LONDON COLLECTION – Works not collected on the collection days for the London Collection will go into storage and will incur charges.
REGIONAL COLLECTION – Works not collected on the set dates will be disposed of.
All works selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 will be retained from selection and for the duration of the exhibition and tour in 2019-20.
|24 January 2019||SITE OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS|
|26 June 2019 at 5pm||DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION|
|4 July 2019||DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING MOVING IMAGE ENTRIES|
|3 - 10 July 2019||REGIONAL SUBMISSION DATES|
|11 - 13 July 2019||LONDON SUBMISSION AT TRINITY BUOY WHARF|
|18 July 2019||ARTISTS NOTIFIED OF SELECTION|
|20 & 21 July 2019||LONDON COLLECTION OF UNSELECTED WORK|
|19 – 27 July 2019||REGIONAL COLLECTION OF UNSELECTED WORK|
|September 2019 - July 2020||EXHIBITION ON TOUR|
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