Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021

Shortlist and exhibition tour announced.

Habib Hajallie, Mary Seacole

Known as the UK’s most prestigious open exhibition for drawing, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize received 3,300 entries from 1,673 artists living in 46 different countries for its 2021 edition. Worth £27,000, the awards will be announced on Wednesday 29 September at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.

101 drawings by 89 artists were selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 exhibition, by judges Sheela Gowda, Artist; Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Galleries Scotland; and Zoé Whitley, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London.

The Working Drawing Award and display of 13 drawings by 12 practitioners was selected by Leonie Bell, Director of V&A Dundee; Charles O. Job, Designer and Architect; and Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival.

This diverse exhibition of 114 drawings in total reflects a broad scope of drawing practice, conducted by artists, designers and makers at all stages of their careers – from students to established artists, living and working across the four nations of the UK as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, and the USA.

The names of the five winners, chosen by the selection panel to share £27,000 in prizes, will be revealed in the Awards Announcement at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on 29 September 2021.

A total prize fund of £27,000 will be awarded:

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

The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award will be awarded to an artist selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 to develop a solo drawing exhibition or project for Hastings Contemporary and will be selected by David Alston MBE, Evelyn Williams Trust, Liz Gilmore, Director of Hastings Contemporary, and Anita Taylor, founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and Drawing Projects UK.

The 101 drawings shortlisted for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 are by:

Valérie Abadie, Gabriela Adach, Marcelo Albagli, Claire Anscomb, Emily Ball, Federica Beretta, Victoria Clare Bernie, Jackie Berridge, Jules Bishop, Kate Black, Frances Aviva Blane, Caroline Blythe, Su Bonfanti, Georgia Boukla, Gavin Bowyer, Mark Boylan, Ann Bridges, Nell Brookfield, Chris Bruce, Ian Chamberlain, Kristina Chan, Yoonhee Choi, Philippa Clarke, Amy Collins, Karen Conway, Jacquetta Cook, Yvonne Crossley, Andrea Cryer, David Cutts, Hannah Davies, Robert Davies, Bob Deakin, Emma Douglas, Jo Dumpleton, Amy Dury, Jill Eastland, Laura Elkins, Paul Fenner, Fierce Fine Art, Craig Fisher, David Gardner, Zoe Gibson, James Gosling, Euan Gray, James Gregory, Bea Haines, David Haines, Habib Hajallie (see Mary Seacole, ballpoint pen on antique map, (33x27cm, above right), Susie Hamilton, Ben Hancocks, Georgia Kitty Harris, Justin Harris, Lia Anna Hennig, Russell Herron, Denise Hickey, Roland Hicks, Harriet Mena Hill, Sandy Horsley, Yvonne Kay, Hannah Kokoschka, Jenny Laskowsky, Gary Lawrence, Cheryl Lewis, Esther Martínez Rey, Fiona Michie, Arianna Tinulla Milesi, Elizabeth Nast, Simon Nicholas, Sofia Nifora, Catherine O'Donnell, Patrick O'Rourke, Steve Payne, Freya Pocklington, Caroline Pool, Selina Pope, Alberto Repetti, Elwina Robinson, Xavier Robles de Medina, Gabriela Schutz, Mark Seely, Katy Shepherd, Mark Shields, Aleksandra Stepien, Natalia Stoyanova, Sam van Strien, Roma Tearne, Freya Thompson, Iva Troj, Rebecca West-Beale.

The 13 drawings shortlisted for the Working Drawing Award 2021 are by:

Zahra Akbari Baseri, Joshua Bristow, Marc Brousse, Ian Chamberlain, Sheila Gaffney, Christopher Green, Georgia Kitty Harris, Jessica Heywood, Julie Menelaou, Esha Mittal, Quy Phu Nguyen, Alejandra Pascual.

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