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Trinity Wharf Drawing Prize 2021

Organized by Parker Harris

Trinity Wharf Drawing Prize 20215 days left to enter
  • OrganizerParker Harris
  • CategoryArts/Photography
  • PrizeCash
  • RegionGlobal
  • EligibilityOpen to everyone
  • Deadline2021-06-15
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Open to artists around the world, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is known as the UK's foremost open exhibition for drawing. Artists can win £27,000 in prizes.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is calling for entries for its 26th edition, offering drawing practitioners the opportunity to…
• Show their work to a prestigious panel of selectors,
• Exhibit on a national tour,
• Win £27,000 in cash prizes.


The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual exhibition of drawing. Led since its creation by Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, the Prize is known for promoting artists and drawing practitioners, celebrating excellence in contemporary drawing, and championing the art form’s role and value.


THE PRIZES

The following prizes will be awarded:
• First Prize of £8,000
• Second Prize of £5,000
• Student Award of £2,000
• Working Drawing Award of £2,000
• Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000

THE SELECTORS

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize will be selected by:
• Sheela Gowda, artist
• Dr Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries 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 the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

The Working Drawing Award will be selected by:
• Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee
• Charles O. Job, designer and architect, Professor of Architecture and Design Theory at Bern University of Applied Sciences
• Paul Finch

THE PROCESS

There will be a two-stage selection process:
• Stage 1: drawings must be registered by 5pm on 15 June 2021. The selection panel will choose a longlist from the online entries. All works are viewed anonymously, and judged solely on artistic value, i.e. 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 be required to deliver them to Collection Centres located across the UK or directly to Trinity Buoy Wharf in London in July 2021 for the final selection process.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition will include around 65 drawings shortlisted and will tour nationally in 2021 - 2022. The award winners will be announced in September 2021.

To enter, artists can submit their work online before 15 June 2021.

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