Exhibition hang at AUB curated by Violet M. McClean

22 November 2018 – 17 January 2019
TheGallery and Northwest Gallery, AUB

A touring exhibition presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University, supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust.

Previously known as the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is the new supporter and new identity following Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s final year of support in 2017.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is now the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK and has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and for promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice. In offering emerging, mid-career and established artists a national platform to exhibit their work, the project has developed new insights into the role and value of drawing in creative practice today.

The exhibition includes a diverse selection of work that explores the nature, role and value of drawing in creative practice today. The shortlist of 69 drawings by 67 practitioners, ranging from works by students to those by 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. The annual exhibition is a unique initiative led by founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor. In offering emerging, mid-career and established artists a national platform to exhibit their drawings, the exhibition has established a reputation for supporting and promoting their talent and excellence, and the role and value of drawing more widely.

exhibiting artists

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

prize winners

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).

exhibition tour

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

Meet the AUB curator: Violet M. Mcclean

With over 20 years of experience in the arts sector Violet has worked with national and international collections, contemporary galleries and museums. She is an independent Curator and Senior Gallery Officer at TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth.

Violet has worked closely with AUB to establish TheGallery as a leading University Gallery with an international reputation and extensive programme of exhibitions, events and publications.

In 2010 she was awarded a Master’s Degree in Museum and Galleries Studies in Curating, from University of Southampton. Violet’s research specialism is contemporary Curatorship’s relationship to classical museum Curating, focusing on the approaches of Alfred H. Barr, Jr, founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Background Image: Frances Gynn, Ghost Nets 4 (2017), ink and charcoal. Photo: Colin Mills


Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust
In 1998 London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) set up the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust with a 125-year lease to hold the land and their vision in trust for the people of London, while the freehold was passed to the LB Tower Hamlets. The TBW Trust holds a 125-year lease from LB Tower Hamlets and Urban Space Management in turn has a 124 lease from the Trust. To date the Trust has supported and funded a wide range of arts projects and organisations.

Bath School of Art & Design
Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University has a long and distinguished history. It was founded in 1852 and has continuously sustained and nurtured the talent and careers of many distinguished artists and designers ever since. With its rich history and beautiful settings, the University is a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, now the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project, has been the Executive Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University since June 2013. She is also an artist, curator and founder of Drawing Projects UK.

Parker Harris
Parker Harris is one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK, creating and managing a range of contemporary visual arts projects, nationally and internationally. Clients include trusts and foundations, SMEs, multinationals, charities, arts organisations and individual artists. Parker Harris is the Project Manager of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.


Designed by Zaha Hadid Design
Built by Ink Associates

In collaboration with the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, AUB, and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), TheGallery presented the exhibition, Zaha Hadid Architects: Evolution.

The exhibition explored how Zaha Hadid Architects innovative studio has evolved its design processes over the past thirty years to create some of the most distinctive and creative buildings in the world. By showcasing the complete design archive of an early building alongside current projects making use of digital design processes such as virtual reality and parametric design, the practice’s remarkable journey from analogue to digital methods is outlined.

As part of the exhibition, a feature wall was built to display a series of architectual models and framed photographs. This wall was a centre piece within the exhibition and the gallery space. The wall has continued to be used for the AUB Summer Shows , I am the Space that I am and the Suddenly Last Summer 2018 exhibition and now will is featured within the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018.