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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021

A black and white ink drawing of a man and child shopping in a supermarket. Text around the edge reads "Widowed father byes daughter her first bra at 8:50pm on a school night during the food shopping".
Zoë Gibson, Sainbury’s, 2021. Ink on paper. Image courtesy of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

Opening 21 March at Cooper Gallery – an exhibition celebrating drawing, with work from 99 artists including Dundee-based Zoë Gibson.

Cooper Gallery will host the exhibition for the 2021 edition of prestigious annual open call exhibition the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. Featuring 114 drawings by 99 drawing practitioners, the exhibition includes works shortlisted for the Drawing Prize and Working Drawing Award.

The exhibition reflects a broad scope of current drawing practice by artists, architects, designers, and makers at all stages of their careers – 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. We’re especially excited to see a drawing by Dundee-based artist Zoë Gibson included in this year’s exhibition!

Drawing has long provided an essential means to bring ideas and issues into focus, and to document the personal, political and social. The prize features drawings made during the global pandemic and the resulting and overlapping crises. Marking time and presence, the act of drawing has formed connections for their makers through a tangible tactile experience that has enabled reflection, expression and communication, resulting in an array of lived, imagined and proposed human experiences.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual exhibition of drawing. Led by Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, and supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, the Drawing Prize exhibition is known for its influential role in promoting and celebrating contemporary drawing practice and championing the role and value of drawing as a vital means of communication and expression.

Opens 21 March and runs until 16 April 2022.

Opening hours
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 4pm

Cooper Gallery
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Perth Road

The exhibition is free but ticketed – you can book using the link below.

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