Simon Klein, Artist

Grainy charcoal drawing of three dancers in weird ecstatic poses
Weird dancers, charcoal on paper 30x21 cm 2023

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

Simon Klein has been shortlisted for the 2023 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, selected from original drawings by distinguished expert panel members.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and exhibition has an established reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and promoting and celebrating current drawing practice in the UK.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 received 3,000 submissions from 1,450 candidates located across the world. A total of 123 works by 110 drawing practitioners have been chosen by the two distinguished Selection Panels for the exhibition and are shortlisted for the awards.

The drawings selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition are seen ‘in the real’ and chosen on the basis of the drawings alone. The selected drawings reflect a broad scope of contemporary drawing practice – including works in a wide range of media on paper and other supports, such as textiles, found books or concrete, as well as moving image works; and are made by drawing practitioners at all stages of their careers, living and working across the UK and internationally. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 was selected by Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York; Dennis Scholl AM, Collector, Arts Patron, President & CEO of Oolite Arts; Barbara Walker MBE RA, British Artist.

This open exhibition is a platform for all drawing practitioners in the UK – from emerging to established – to showcase their work alongside other leading artists and makers in the field. The annual exhibition tours widely after a launch in London.

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition will open daily to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 29 September to 15 October 2023. A programme of events will run throughout the exhibition.

For more drawings by Simon Klein see Gallery/Drawings.