• 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 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
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.
• 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