Three years of Drawing Projects UK

Artist Anita Taylor has written a terrific post at Wiltshire Council’s arts blog giving some insight into the story (so far) of Drawing Projects UK which she and co-director Gary Sangster established in Trowbridge in 2015.  As a Trowbridge resident for 15 years, I absolutely love Drawing Projects UK and I can’t quite believe my luck that such an interesting, vibrant, always changing, always welcoming arts venue has made its home in my town.  It’s been wonderful to visit so many exhibitions, talks and events at DPUK.  I’ve made new friends and connections, experienced new and exciting art which has inspired stimulating conversations, new ideas and new poems.

Bridge House, home to Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge

Trowbridge Stanza, our friendly poetry group, is very happy to be able to use one of the meeting rooms at Drawing Projects UK for our monthly gatherings on the first Saturday of each month (more details here) and we’re so grateful to Anita and Gary for taking such an interest in what we do and supporting our group.

Professor Anita Taylor next to one of her large scale charcoal drawings for which she is well known

















Our next Stanza meeting is Saturday, 2 March, 2-4pm, and this is also the first day that  the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 will be on show at DPUK until 26 April – more details about this exhibition here and a few sneak peaks of the work that will be on show via Twitter:

Also, a few pictures of Miranda’s Coffee Shop, a new coffee venue just opened inside Bridge House.

I sampled coffee and refreshments at Miranda’s last Friday when I went to the Girl Friday Breakfast Club (last Friday of each month, 8-10am) and I can vouch that the standard of fare on offer is very high and very delicious.

To find out  more about what’s on offer at Drawing Projects UK, follow them on  TwitterFacebook and Instagram or sign up for their newsletter via their website. Here’s to the next three years and beyond.




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