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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022

Published on 23 May 2022

Artists and designers from around the globe have been invited to enter the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022. The University of Dundee is the academic partner of the Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions dedicated to drawing.

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Artists and designers from around the globe have been invited to enter the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022. The University of Dundee is the academic partner of the Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions dedicated to drawing.

Practitioners have until Monday 13 June to submit their drawings for consideration for the 2022 competition, with awards totalling £17,000 available. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize provides an opportunity for artists, designers and makers to be included in the prestigious exhibition, which will tour venues across the UK, including Dundee, later this year.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual open exhibition for drawing. Founded in 1994 by Professor Anita Taylor, artist and Dean of the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, it is known for celebrating excellence in contemporary drawing practice, and for championing the role, breadth and value of drawing in creative practice today.

Professor Taylor said, “The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition provides the opportunity to celebrate talent and excellence in contemporary drawing practice. The annual exhibition provides a forum to test, evaluate and disseminate current drawing practice as an essential means of communication, ideation or expression for artists, architects, designers, makers and many more.

“The exhibition is highly respected for its open and democratic selection process and wide approach to drawing, and we welcome entries from drawing practitioners across the UK and internationally. We are delighted, once again, to have appointed another fabulous group of expert selectors to choose the drawings for the 2022 exhibition and awards from a global submission.”

The exhibition and awards are open to applications by emerging, mid-career and established drawing practitioners. There are two submission and selection processes: one for the main exhibition and awards and a separate criteria and process for the Working Drawing Award with a specific remit to celebrate and promote the role of drawing within architecture, design and making processes. Up to three drawings may be entered by each applicant for consideration.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 will be selected by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield in Arbroath, Artist Danie Mellor, and Isabel Seligman, from The British Museum. The Working Drawing Award Selection Panel includes Tania Kovats, Professor of Drawing & Making at the University.

The panels will determine the winners of the First Prize (£8,000), Second Prize (£5,000), Student Award (£2,000), and Working Drawing Award (£2,000).

More information about the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 is available online.

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Grant Hill

Press Officer

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G.Hill@dundee.ac.uk
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