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Major Art Exhibition comes to London this January

Alice Motte-Muñoz, Reverie [detail] - First Prize

Exhibition preview

“DRAWING has seen something of a renaissance in the last twenty years in the UK”, wrote Professor Anita Taylor in The Guardian in 2014. An upcoming exhibition, the annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize celebrates this revival of drawing in London’s historic Docklands.

Until recently, resources and opportunities for drawing were few and far between. It was to bridge this gap that the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize was created in 1994.

Led since by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, and supported by Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, this open exhibition has established a reputation for championing excellence in contemporary drawing practice. 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.

The 68 drawings selected for the 2019 exhibition by Chantal Joffe RA, Andrew Nairne OBE and Dr Dorothy Price successfully toured to The Salisbury Museum before coming to London. They will be on show in The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf from January 18 to February 1, 2020. The exhibition will be open daily from 11am to 4pm and be free to see.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a wide range of events, held in The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Numerous artists and leading industry professionals will present talks and workshops that celebrate drawing, explore its role, and encourage everyone to participate.

Saturday, January 18 – Drawing Session: Explore Making and Using Sketchbooks, with designer Jude Maguire

Sunday, January 19 and Monday, January 20 – Drawing workshops and portfolio advice sessions for students, with Frances Stevenson from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dunde

Tuesday, January 21 – Drawing Session: On Drawing Memories with artist Charmaine Watkiss

Wednesday, January 22 – Drawing Session: Drawing from Life for students with the Royal Drawing School

Thursday, January 23 – Professional development talk for artists: Social Media for Artists & Creatives with Marine Costello from Parker Harris

Friday, January 24 – Workshop: Drawing for Sculpture with Andy Bannister

Saturday, January 25 – Drawing Discussion: On Working Drawings chaired by Anita Taylor at 1pm.

Sunday, January 26 – Drawing Session: Sketch Club – Collaborative Cityscape, with Jeanette Barnes

Monday, January 27 – Discussion: Drawing and Stitch

Tuesday, January 28 – Drawing Session: Drawing Faces in Ink with artist Fiona Roberts

Wednesday, January 29 – Drawing Session: Drawing from Life with the Royal Drawing School

Thursday, January 30 – Professional development talk for artists: Building and Sustaining a Professional Career with Emma Parker and Penny Harris from Parker Harris

Friday, January 31 – Director’s Talk with Anita Taylor and Drawing reception

Saturday, February 1 – Drawing Discussion: On Transcription with Penny McCarthy and Anita Taylor at 11am.

Image: Alice Motte-Muñoz, Reverie [detail] – First Prize.