Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 - Shortlist Announced

31 July 2018

The shortlist for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 has been announced. Selected from 1703 submissions, 69 drawings by 67 practitioners from across the UK were selected by the independent selection panel comprised of Nigel Hall RA, artist, Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer, and Chris Stephens, Director of the Holburne Museum in Bath. 

The First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000, Student Award of £2,000, and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust Award for a working drawing worth £1000, will be announced and awarded at the launch of the exhibition on 26 September 2018 at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.

The shortlisted drawings are by the following artists:

Becky Allen / Iain Andrews / Michael Angove / Andy Bannister / Garry Barker / Susannah Bolton / Mark Brooks / Ian Brown / Caroline Burraway / Ruth Chambers / Laura Abigail Clarke / Sophie Erin Cooper / Gemma Cossey / Roy Eastland / Benjamín Edwards / Katy English / James Epps / Alex Evans / Peter Ford / Euan Gray / Graham Gussin / Frances Gynn / Marie Harnett / Simon Head / Julie Held / Marguerite Horner / Laura Hudson / Julia Hutton / Tam Inglis / Bridget Jackson / Ben Johnson / Christopher Jones / Helen Jones / Aileen Keith / Nick Kennedy / Paddy Killer / Donghwan Ko / Gary Lawrence / Sara Lee / Irene Lees / Rosie Leventon / Juliette Losq / Steven MacIver / Daniel Mcgirr / Rebecca Mendoza / Eleanor Minney / Claire Mont Smith / June Nelson / Mark Parkinson / Steve Payne / Sandra Porter / Gary Power / Alex Ramsay / Giulia Ricci / Fiona G Roberts / Caragh Savage / Tim Shore / Philip Smith / Geoff Stainthorp / Chloe Steele / Ilona Szalay / Margaret Uttley / Robert Verrill / Ben Wade / Henry Ward / David Winthrop / Hamish Young

Supported by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is a unique initiative led by founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor (Executive Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University). In offering emerging, mid-career and established artists a national platform to exhibit their drawings, the exhibition has established a reputation for supporting and promoting their talent and excellence, and the role and value of drawing more widely.

“When I was invited to be a selector for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize my initial reaction was a mixture of apprehension and anticipation. I’ve been in this role a number of times and it’s not just the sheer quantity of visual imagery one has to contend with but also the equally unknown nature of ones fellow panel members! On the latter score, I needn’t have worried. Despite our diverse backgrounds we found common ground and worked well together.

The delight in seeing such an extraordinary range of approaches to the thrilling art of drawing (an activity that forms a vital part of my life and practice) soon overcame my anxieties. Other worries took over as it became clear that in order to make a manageable exhibition, we would, with regret have to exclude many interesting works. However, I believe the result is a visual and varied feast of excellence and I’m delighted to have had such an opportunity.” Nigel Hall RA, selector, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition will be on display at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London during September 2018, followed by a national tour that will include The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum in Cheltenham; TheGallery at AUB in Bournemouth; and the Gallery at the Royal Drawing School in Shoreditch, London amongst other venues.

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