Visiting Exhibition / TBW Drawing Prize

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize continues its national tour at the Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch this February.

Previously known as the Jerwood Drawing Prize, it is steered by its Founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor at Bath Spa University. Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust became the principal benefactor in 2018. 

Opening Times: 9am – 9pm (Monday to Friday), 10am – 4pm (Saturday)

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The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, is the largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original drawings, the exhibition has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and to promoting, celebrating and challenging contemporary drawing practice. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition includes a diverse selection of work which explores the nature, role and value of drawing in creative practice today. The shortlist of 69 drawings by 67 practitioners - ranging from students to established artists - were selected from 1,703 submissions received from across the UK. The independent selection panel comprised Nigel Hall RA, artist; Megan Piper, contemporary art dealer; and Chris Stephens, Director of the Holburne Museum in Bath. 

Following the launch of the Prize at Trinity Buoy Wharf in September 2018 and the conclusion of the first stage of its national tour at TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth, the Prize will be on display at the Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch from 4 – 21 February 2019. The Royal Drawing School’s large contemporary gallery hosts a range of exhibitions throughout the year including a major showcase of their postgraduate students’ drawings, an annual Young Artists Exhibition, and shows featuring work by postgraduate Alumni and RDS faculty members. 

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 will be on display at the Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch, from 4 – 21 February 2019. On 2 March it will open at Drawing Projects UK, Wiltshire, where it will remain until 26 April; the Prize will conclude its national tour at Chapel Gallery, Lancashire where it will be on display from 4 May – 6 July 2019. 


Becky Allen / Iain Andrews / Michael Angove / Andy Bannister / Garry Barker / Susannah Bolton / Mark Brooks / Ian Brown / Caroline Burraway / Ruth Chambers / Laura Abigail Clarke / Sophie Erin Cooper / Gemma Cossey / Roy Eastland / Benjamín Edwards / Katy English / James Epps / Alex Evans / Peter Ford / Euan Gray / Graham Gussin / Frances Gynn / Marie Harnett / Simon Head / Julie Held / Marguerite Horner / Laura Hudson / Julia Hutton / Tam Inglis / Bridget Jackson / Ben Johnson / Christopher Jones / Helen Jones / Aileen Keith / Nick Kennedy / Paddy Killer / Donghwan Ko / Gary Lawrence / Sara Lee / Irene Lees / Rosie Leventon / Juliette Losq / Steven MacIver / Daniel Mcgirr / Rebecca Mendoza / Eleanor Minney / Claire Mont Smith / June Nelson / Mark Parkinson / Steve Payne / Sandra Porter / Gary Power / Alex Ramsay / Giulia Ricci / Fiona G Roberts / Caragh Savage / Tim Shore / Philip Smith / Geoff Stainthorp / Chloe Steele / Ilona Szalay / Margaret Uttley / Robert Verrill / Ben Wade / Henry Ward / David Winthrop / Hamish Young


The First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000, a Student Award of £2,000, and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust Award for a working drawing, worth £1,000, have been announced and awarded at the launch of the exhibition on 26 September 2018.

  • Caroline Burraway has won the First Prize in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 for her charcoal drawing, Eden, The Jungle Calais 2016 (2017).
  • Gary Lawrence has won the Second Prize for his drawing, Moonlit Delphi c/o Samuel Palmer (2018), made with Biro, felt pen and poster paint on paper.
  • Laura Hudson has been awarded the Student Award for her drawing made with charcoal on wash, Nail House Drawings (2018).
  • The new Working Drawing Award is awarded to Andy Bannister for his graphite drawing, ROC Post ’64 (2017).


  • Trinity Buoy Wharf, London | 24 September – 17 October 2018
  • TheGallery at AUB, Bournemouth | 22 November 2018 – 17 January 2019
  • Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch, London | 4 February – 21 February 2019
  • Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge | 2 March – 26 April 2018
  • Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk | 4 May – 6 July 2019