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Images of the three drawings shortlisted for the prize, by Loughborough alumnae and student

Image: From L-R - work by Freya Thompson, Habib Hajallie and Georgia Boukla

Shortlist for prestigious drawing prize includes student and alumnae

Two Loughborough alumnae and a student who joins the University for the new academic year are among 89 artists shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021.

The Loughborough contingent - Georgia Boukla, Habib Hajallie and Freya Thompson will have their work featured in an exhibition that will tour venues across the UK. The trio are also in line for prizes worth £27,000 and the opportunity to develop a solo drawing exhibition or project for Hastings Contemporary. 

Georgia Boukla, shortlisted for her piece Banger #Ikon, studied for a MA Art & Design and graduated in 2006.

Habib Hajallie studied for a BA Fine Art and graduated in 2017. He was shortlisted for his work Mary Seacole. 

Freya Thompson will be studying for a BA in Graphic Design. Her work selected was titled Hidden Behind a Mask.

Known as the UK’s most prestigious open exhibition for drawing, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize received 3,300 entries from 1,673 artists living in 46 different countries for its 2021 edition.

The Prize provides an important platform for drawing, and for artists and makers acts as a catalyst within their careers. The annual exhibitions are selected by a roster of passionate and distinguished drawing experts – artists, architects, curators, designers, writers, and collectors.

The drawings selected for 2021 reflect a broad scope of drawing practice, conducted by artists, designers and makers at all stages of their careers – from students to established artists.

The exhibition will launch, and the prize winners will be announced at an event taking place at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London on 29 September 2021.

View the exhibition online.

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