Alumni celebrate drawing success

Four BCU alumni have been selected to exhibit in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, the UK’s most prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing, reflecting a broad scope of contemporary drawing practice.

For its 2022 competition and exhibition, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize received over 3,200 submissions from 1,617 drawing practitioners hailing from 45 countries.

The judging panel, Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield, Danie Mellor, Artist, and Isabel Seligman, Monument Trust Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawing in the Department of Prints and Drawings at The British Museum, selected a shortlist of 113 drawings by 94 artists for the exhibition.

The shortlisted artists include Adam Kinrade, who graduated with an MFA in Fine Art in 2011 and Christine Matz, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Illustration (Visual Communication) in 2013.

The shortlist also includes Jane Frederick, who graduated with a PGCE in Art and Design in 1993, and William Rounce, who completed an MA in Fine Art in 1996.

Adam Kinrade

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual open exhibition for drawing.

Founded in 1994 by artist and Professor, Anita Taylor, the annual Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize celebrates talent and excellence in current drawing practice.

Christine Matz

The exhibition provides an important platform for artists, designers, makers, and other drawing practitioners as a catalyst within their careers, and champions the role, breadth, and value of drawing in creative practice today.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, and 2022 marks the fifth year of their support for the annual open exhibition, which was founded in 1994.

Jane Frederick

The exhibition is open to the public, and free to visit, at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from Thursday 29 September until Sunday 16 October, before touring at venues across the UK. Find out more here.