BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking student Philip Battley has been selected to exhibit as part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019, which will see his work tour from Wiltshire to London and then Leicester.
Supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is selected from original drawings and led by founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor. Founded in 1994, it is the foremost exhibition for drawing in the UK, known for its promotion of artists and makers who draw.
Philip’s selected drawing, titled STAND, seeks to represent the defiant stance being taken by young people today on critical global issues including climate change, population displacement and exploitation.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition includes 67 drawings by 62 practitioners in total, selected from over 1,800 submissions received from across the UK. The independent Selection Panel comprised Chantal Joffe RA, artist; Andrew Nairne OBE, Director of Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge; and Dorothy Price, Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol and Editor of Art History.
The shortlisted artists are eligible for awards that have a total value of £27,000. A First Prize of £8,000, a Second Prize of £5,000 and a Student Award of £2,000 are chosen by the Selection Panel of Chantal Joffe RA, Andrew Nairne OBE and Professor Dorothy Price. The Working Drawing Prize, which has increased in value to £2,000 this year, is chosen by Alan Baxter, Founder & Director of Alan Baxter Integrated Design and Angela Paola Squassina, architect and Professor of Architectural Preservation at the IUAV University of Architecture in Venice. The Evelyn Williams Drawing Award of £10,000 which offers a mid-career artist the opportunity to develop a solo exhibition for Hastings Contemporary will be chosen by David Alston, Trustee of the Evelyn Williams Trust, Liz Gilmore, Director of Hastings Contemporary, and Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.
The award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at 7pm on Wednesday 25 September 2019 at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London. Following the Exhibition Preview and Awards Ceremony at Trinity Buoy Wharf, the exhibition will be presented at Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire from 12 October 2019 to 11 January 2020. Subsequently, it will return to Trinity Buoy Wharf in London where it will be available to view from January 2020. The exhibition will then tour to The Gallery at De Montfort University in Leicester.
What: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 Awards Ceremony
Where: Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
When: Wednesday 25 September, 6pm to 8:30pm