Britain's best drawings on display at Leicester Gallery


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Art lovers can see the best drawings in Britain when they go on display at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) this month.

Leicester Gallery – a public art gallery inside DMU’s Vijay Patel building – has been chosen to host the touring exhibition of the Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize, the UK’s leading award for contemporary drawing.

Work by artists from all over the UK is submitted to the annual competition, which is first displayed in London and then goes on your. Leicester Gallery is showing the winning entries until April 18.

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Hugo Worthy, Leicester Gallery curator, said: “The work on display in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Prize shows the incredible variety of approaches and vitality of contemporary drawing. It is wonderfully complimented by the work of the young children whom have entered the Little Drawing Exhibition an it is a treat to see the exuberance and joy in their artworks."

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As part of the exhibition, the gallery team organised a special competition for children aged 0-4 to see their work alongside the prestigious exhibition.

The Little Drawing Exhibition was run as part of the Spark Festival and youngsters and their parents were invited to see their work hung in the gallery this weekend.

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Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Project, said: “The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project celebrates the role of drawing within creative practice; it is clearly evident in the 2019 exhibition that drawing remains a central and pivotal activity for artists and makers, as a fundamental means of communication and expression.”

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.

Posted on Tuesday 25th February 2020

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