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Architectural Illustration

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

Originally founded in 1994 by Anita Taylor and Paul Thomas, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is the pre-eminent annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

‘Selected from original artworks, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and exhibition has an established reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. The open exhibition provides a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading artists and makers in the field. The exhibition is launched each year, and the awards announced in London before touring in the UK. While offering emerging, mid-career and established artists a platform to exhibit their work, the project has developed new insights into the role and value of drawing in creative practice today.’ The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

I first came across the TBW Drawing Prize as a student back in 2016 when the exhibition was held at The Edge at Bath University. I was amazed by the quality of the works and diversity of drawing practice. At the time, it was inconceivable to think my work would ever be good enough to be featured in such a collection of drawing excellence.

Last year, I was delighted to be chosen for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019/20 with my piece ‘Drawing Architecture’. The piece is a celebration of the design process; documenting over one thousand individually hand drawn ink diagrams, sketches and annotations. ‘Drawing Architecture’ spans ten years of architectural thinking and includes work from my time at Bath University, competitions and live projects at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Drawing Architecture

Drawing Architecture

Drawing Architecture

The drawing featured alongside 67 other beautiful works at a series of exhibitions across the country, including The Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire, The Gallery at De Montfort University and Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.

Drawing Architecture at The Gallery, De Montfort University

Drawing Architecture at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

To read more about the prize and the 2019 exhibition, follow the link here. Limited Edition A1 prints of 'Drawing Architecture' are also now available to buy here.


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