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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023: Announcement of the Selection Panels & International Call for Entries

09 March 2023

The Call for Entries for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 is now open to all drawing practitioners from the UK and worldwide to submit their drawings for consideration by a distinguished panel of selectors: Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York; Dennis Scholl OAM, Collector, Arts Patron and President & CEO of Oolite Arts; Barbara Walker MBE RA, British Artist.

L-R: Barbara Walker MBE RA (Photo: Chris Keenan), Dennis Scholl OAM, Laura Hoptman

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 Exhibition: The Selection Panel will choose drawings from those submitted for an exhibition to be held at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 28 September to 15 October 2023 which will then tour to venues in the UK until June 2024. There will be a fully illustrated exhibition publication.

The exhibition will launch on 27 September at Trinity Buoy Wharf when the following Awards will be announced:

  • First Prize of £8,000
  • Second Prize of £5,000
  • Student Award of £2,000
  • The biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000

There is a separate submission and selection process for the Working Drawing Award of £2,000. This award is open for drawings by architects, designers and makers. It will be selected by Ben Heath, Principal, Grimshaw Architects; Debbie Hillyerd, Senior Director of Learning, Hauser & Wirth; Michael Pavelka, Costume & Set Designer for Stage, Screen, and Opera.

We are thrilled to announce such a distinguished panel of selectors for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 and for the Working Drawing Award. As we enter the thirtieth year of this open drawing exhibition project, we continue to attract eminent selectors and look forward to seeing drawings submitted from across the world to form an exhibition that will demonstrate the vital role and value of drawing within creative practice today

— Founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, Artist and Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee
L-R: Ben Heath, Debbie Hillyerd (Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Sim Canetty-Clarke), Michael Pavelka

The Call for Entries is open to all drawing practitioners worldwide, whether they are emerging, mid-career or established.

For practical reasons, there are two separate submission and selection processes for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023: for those based in the UK and for those based outside of the UK who will submit as International Entries.

Key dates for the Call for Entries

  • 5 June 2023: International & Working Drawing Award Entries Close
  • 30 June 2023: UK Entries Close
  • 20 July 2023: Announcement of Shortlisted Drawings
  • 27 September 2023: Exhibition & Publication Launch & Awards Announcement
  • 28 September 2023: Exhibition open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
  • 15 October 2023: Exhibition closes at Trinity Buoy Wharf, then tours in UK

How to enter

For UK entries only click HERE

For International entries only click HERE.

For working Drawing entries only click HERE.

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