Since it was founded in 1994, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has established a reputation as the UK’s most important annual exhibition of drawing. Led by Professor Anita Taylor, the Prize is known for supporting artists, celebrating contemporary drawing, and championing the art form’s role. And it’s back for its 26th edition in 2021! The exhibition and awards are open to applications by emerging, mid-career and established drawing practitioners UK-wide and internationally and the exhibition will be launched at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London in September 2021 before touring to venues across the UK. A fully illustrated publication will be produced to accompany the exhibition.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday 15th June 5pm. Full submission details can be found here.


The Federation of British Artists (FBA) is the major visual arts charity which exhibits nine of the UK’s leading art societies at the Mall Galleries, London. The FBA has been championing figurative art since it was established in 1961. To celebrate its milestone 60th anniversary, it will be launching a brand-new online opportunity and selling exhibition: Figurative Art Now.

As society re-emerges into the light after the pandemic, Figurative Art Now will give artists the chance to showcase their work and give the public an opportunity to view and buy new pieces in a wide range of mediums. This innovative exhibition will be selected by some of the art world’s leading voices, held 100% online, and offer a range of prizes including cash awards, mentoring and exhibition opportunities. The FBA is asking you to be part of its future… and to be in the good company of previous exhibitors including Stanley Spencer, L.S. Lowry, Walter Sickert, etc.

Submission deadline is Tuesday 1st June 5pm. Full details and submission info can be found here

WAC is back! Established in 2012 by artists for artists, the Wells Art Contemporary exhibition is scheduled to return to Wells Cathedral this summer. This yearly show welcomes artists working in all styles and media (including painting, drawing, print, sculpture, video and performance), and has been a springboard for many other successes. The deadline for entries is Tuesday 25th May 5pm and full details and entry requirements can be found here