Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 Launch

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Launch Event

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 prizes have been awarded!


Following a glittering launch at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on 25 September, the museum is now looking forward to being the first venue on a tour of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019. The exhibition will open on 12 October 2019 and run until 11 January 2020.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, formerly Jerwood 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 promoting, celebrating and challenging contemporary drawing practice. This open exhibition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists and makers in the field. The 2019 exhibition is made up of a diverse selection of work which explores the nature, role and value of drawing in creative practice today.

Artists and makers selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition were eligible for awards of a total value of £27,000 - a First Prize of £8000; a Second Prize of £5000; a Student Award of £2000; and a Working Drawing Prize, that has increased in value to £2000 this year. The biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000 is made in association with the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize for a mid-career artist to develop a solo exhibition for Hastings Contemporary. The winners were announced on 25 September and are:

First Prize: Reverie, 2019 - Alice Motte- Muñoz

Second Prize: Distracted, Distracted, 2019 – Shelly Tregoning

Student Award: Stand, 2019 – Philip Battley

Working Drawing Award: Study for cable cars – New York, 2018 – Jeanette Barnes

Evelyn Williams Drawing Award: Penny McCarthy