UK architectural drawing prize opens to international entries

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is now launching a milestone edition. 2020 will be the 3rd year of support for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust and the 25th consecutive annual exhibition since 1994.

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To mark this special year, the Working Drawing Award, which focuses on the role of working drawings in art, architecture, design and more, will have a dedicated selection panel and its own display within the exhibition. Other new addition: the call for entries is going international, and is now open for artists from the UK and around the world.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual exhibition of drawing. Led since its creation by Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, the Prize is known for promoting artists and drawing practitioners, celebrating excellence in contemporary drawing, and championing the art form’s role and value.

The following prizes will be awarded in September 2020 at Trinity Buoy Wharf:

  • First Prize of £8,000
  • Second Prize of £5,000
  • Student Award of £2,000
  • Working Drawing Award of £2,000

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

Artists must submit their work online before June 24 2020.

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