Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 call for entries

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20 April 2020 - 24 June 2020

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is now open for entries for a milestone edition. In 2020, it will be the third year of support for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust and the 25th consecutive annual open drawing exhibition since 1994.

To mark this milestone, there will be an international Call for Entries for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 and a dedicated submission, selection panel and display within the exhibition for the Working Drawing Award 2020 that will focus on the role of working drawings in art, architecture, design, engineering, manufacture, production, and science.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the foremost annual exhibition of drawing in the UK. It is known for its leading role in providing new insights into the contemporary drawing practice and championing role and value of drawing more widely. Led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, it is selected by an annually changing panel of expert selectors who choose the exhibition of drawings and the award-winning works from those submitted during the call for entries by emerging and established drawing practitioners.The First Prize of £8,000; Second Prize of £5,000; Student Award of £2,000; and the Working Drawing Award of £2,000 will be announced in September 2020 at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 will be selected by:

  • Ian McKeever RA, Artist
  • Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern
  • Sophia Yadong Hao, Curator & Writer, Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee

The Working Drawing Award 2020 will be selected by:

  • Alan Baxter CBE, Engineer & Urban Design
  • Sir Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum
  • Piers Gough CBE RA, Architect
  • Sophie McKinlay, Director of Programme at V&A Dundee

Drawings may now be entered for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition and awards via the online portal before 24 June 2020. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition will include around 65 drawings shortlisted for the awards and will tour nationally in 2020/21. It will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

Entrants will submit images of their work during the online entry process in order to facilitate a two-stage selection process for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 as needed due to public health restrictions. The Selection Panel will then long-list from digital images prior to shortlisting from actual works at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London submitted via the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Collection Centres located across the UK.

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