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 in the field, with the exhibition touring widely in the UK. In offering emerging, mid-career and established artists 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. Most recently, the exhibition has been known as Jerwood Drawing Prize with 17 years of significant support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation from 2001 until 2017. Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust became the principal benefactor in 2018.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize winners will be announced in September 2018.
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The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition will be launched at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London in September 2018, before touring to venues across the UK. Shortlisted artists will be invited to the awards announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London. A full colour illustrated catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition.
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 28 June 2018. 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.
During online registration, 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: email
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, artists 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 artists are unable to change the Collection Centre for the submission and return of their work after the deadline.
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.
Artists 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 NOTE: You can only enter three works in total.
All artists will be informed by email of the decision by the Selection Panel by Friday xx July 2018. The email will be from firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 xx July 2018, 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 email@example.com
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 2018 Selection Panel is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
Unselected works will be available for collection from Wimbledon College of Art, London on either Saturday 22 or Monday 24 July 2017, or soon after these dates 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 XX June 2018. 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.
Works not collected on the collection days for the LONDON COLLECTION will go into storage at Art Moves of Chelsea, Blantyre Street, London SW10 0EQ and will be available to collect on Thursday 27 (11am-4pm) and Saturday 29 (12noon-3.30pm) July with a charge of £12 per work per week. After this date, further charges will apply and work not collected 7 August 2017 will be disposed of.
To contact Art Moves of Chelsea, please call 020 7352 7492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGIONAL COLLECTION, works not collected on the set dates will be disposed of.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will retain all works selected for exhibition and national tour in 2018.
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