Please read the FAQs below for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Manager, Parker Harris: Telephone: 020 3653 0896 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be sent an email by 25 June 2021 to the email address that you used when you registered your work. If you have not received it, please check your spam filter.
Longlisted works will need to be delivered to Trinity Buoy Wharf for the final selection process on Monday 19 July 2021 or to the regional Collection Centre selected at the time of entering. Artists will be notified of the dates and times for these regional collection centres.
A Work Submission Form must be completed and brought with your work, available on the Download/Links. Work labels should be completed and attached securely to the back top right hand corner of each work. 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 at this longlist stage.
If you are entering from outside the UK you will be contacted and advised on how to ship your work to the UK in time for the final selection. Please note that you will be responsible for arranging this as well as associated costs delivering and returning your work. If your work is not selected and returned to you, Trinity Buoy Wharf will contribute £xx to the cost of this. If you are shipping works to the UK they MUST NOT BE FRAMED and must be sent in a reusable roll.
You will be sent an email by 6pm, Wednesday 21 July 2021 to the email address that you used when you registered your work. If you have not received it please check your spam filter. A list of works will also be listed on this website.
Yes, entries can be made to both the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Prize, however, you must submit for each selection process separately and enter different drawings.
No. If you register more works than you eventually submit, unfortunately no refunds will be offered.
Yes. The online application portal will allow you to increase the number of works you wish to submit before the deadline on Thursday 17 June 2021.
No. Entrants are advised to take out their own insurance. Works selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will be insured from 6pm on Wednesday 21 July 2021.
The maximum size drawing accepted for submission is 2.4m in the largest dimension, including frame.
No. We do not specify what media work should be made in. The nature of the exhibition is to generate debate about contemporary drawing practice and therefore work in any media is eligible for entry, if the maker considers it as drawing. Whilst debate about contemporary drawing practice is encouraged, the decision of the Selection Panel is final and binding.
If you are submitted work from within the UK, the Conditions of Entry state that work should be framed. This is a standard measure to ensure that your drawings are protected in the normal course of handling and display.
If there is a genuine aesthetic reason for the work to remain unframed, the entry will be accepted subject to the following conditions:
i) you provide a reusable and robust packing case, or equivalent, for the protection of your work that is designed for safe transportation, handling and storage, and that will not cause damage to other works;
ii) that if you enter work outside of the Rules & Guidelines, it is entered at your own risk. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will not accept any liability for any loss or damage that may occur in the normal course of handling.
iii) if selected for exhibition, you may be required to provide suitable packaging for your work while in storage and during transportation throughout the exhibition and tour, or to provide a frame or other means of presentation as recommended by the organisers.
iv) works that cannot be mirror plated, once selected, must be accompanied by full hanging instructions and if selected for exhibition you may be required to supply suitable fixings.
v) you accept that their work is uninsured during the submission, selection process, and return of work if unselected.
The only exception to the requirement for framing is for longlisted drawings that are to be delivered from outside of the UK. In this instance, please be aware that the Project Manager will request you to send your drawings in a reusable roll or packing. Your drawings should not be framed.
We recommend that well-made, durable wooden frames are used. These types of frames ensure that the surface of your work is protected, and are robust enough to withstand transportation, handling and fixtures for hanging.
Please note that some frame finishes (such as gesso, lacquer, etc) are fragile and are not durable for handling purposes. If you decide to present your work in these types of frames, we strongly recommend you wrap the frame edges in stretch wrap film. Perspex frames should be submitted in a packing case for additional protection. Metal frames and clip-frames are not allowed as these can cause injuries during the normal course of handling.
All metal projections can damage other works whilst in storage, and we require that you remove them as a matter of respect for other people’s work.
No. We ask for composite works to be presented in a single frame to ensure that the Selection Panel is presented with the work in its entirety.
Your work should be authenticated (signed and dated); this may be done by signing and dating the label on the back of the framed work.
Yes. Artists wishing to submit moving image can select the video upload option on the Work Details and insert the URL for the work. Please include any password if needed. Artists are requested to ensure that they remove their name from the video/artwork introduction and credits for judging purposes.
As a student you are eligible for the First and Second Prizes in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize awards, as well as the Student Award. You are also eligible to submit for the Working Drawing Award
Yes. Please provide your student number and details as requested on the application form.
Yes. However, the Submission and Collection points will only be open on specific dates, so you MUST arrange for a representative to deliver and/or collect your work for you when the centres are open. If your work is not selected for exhibition, please make sure the representative collecting work for you is in possession of your Submission Receipt.
No. Only work made since January 2020 is eligible for entry.
We use an online registration process to reduce paper usage and streamline the application process. If you have difficulties registering online, please contact the Project Manager, Parker Harris, well in advance of the application deadline.
Yes. It is possible to submit your work to one collection point and return it to another, however we ask that this is confirmed on your entry form which must be submitted by 15 June 2021.
We cannot guarantee this. Works will not be wrapped for collection following the selection process, unless specific travel frames or cases are provided.
If your work is selected for the exhibition you will be asked to provide a short statement about each drawing selected (300 words), biographical information (200 words) and confirmation of the details of your work for inclusion in the exhibition publication by 30 July 2021.
Works not collected on the collection days for the London Collection Centre will go into storage; works not collected by 30 September will be disposed of. There are no storage facilities available for the Regional Collection Centres, so works not collected on the set dates will necessarily be disposed of.
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