I’m so happy to report I’ve been selected for the UK’s most important prize for contemporary drawing: the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. Out of 3,300 entries from 1,673 artists and makers, 101 drawings by 89 creatives were selected for the 2021 exhibition. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual open exhibition of drawing. I thought you may want to share my good news. This distinction is a significant milestone in any artist’s career and I know I wouldn’t have been able to do this without your help, support, and encouragement along the way. To me, this gives huge recognition to anyone and everyone concerned with my artistic development, good or bad. So, I would like to invite you to share with your family, friends and colleagues my latest news. So far, organisers of the exhibition have approached my alumni network, University of Wolverhampton, and Birmingham City University, inviting them to share this news on their own channels (blog, newsletter, social media) and/or circulate my success to their media contacts. I hope you can too. If you can find a moment to like, comment and share, and help spread the word about the TBWDP ‘21 I would be most grateful. Many thanks for your continued support, Gavin

A Little Visit to The Society of Graphic Fine Art Centenary Exhibition Unlocked – 10th July 2021

A 35 year art dream fulfilled, with my family in support, at the incredible #societyofgraphicfineart Centenary #exhibition Unlocked, #mallgalleries #london.

Before entering the Society of Graphic Fine Art Centenary Exhibition Unlocked.
Finding Nan on the same wall space of the hugely talented Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, Curtis Holder. Speechless
Sharing wall space at the Mall Galleries, London. I wished Joany could have been here to see this.
Two of my favourite artworks, amongst many, Tianyin Wangs charcoal drawings (l-r) ‘The Sparrow’ and ‘The Jump’
Another favourite. Beautiful line portrait work by Curtis Holder, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year
Kevin Wells SGFA Member amazing caricatures of Maggi Hambling and Sir Tom
In gallant support, The Bowyer Family. Jayne, Callum, Lydia and Sophia

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ART NEWS: I’m pleased to announce that the TWBDP has selected my new A1 pencil portrait drawing ‘Moment of Inertia’ for the second stage of the selection process for September’s exhibition in London. Crossing everything that I get selected to be one of 65 drawings to be included this year.

Check out what the drawing prize is and how the exhibition works. Visit:

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We are pleased to welcome visitors to The Pastel Society’s 122nd Annual Exhibition, giving you the chance to see, in person, some of the works you admired online only at the start of the year while in lockdown, alongside a selection of new works.

Featuring works created in pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal, The Pastel Society is recognised as foremost in its field, a magnet for brilliant exponents of dry media.

Artists use the medium for its vibrant colour, vitality and immediacy. Visitors can be confident of seeing a variety of approaches by leading contemporary artists as well as new talent.

To ensure visitor safety during these COVID times, the gallery has been redesigned with a one-way system and timed tickets can be booked in advance to help maintain social distancing, hand sanitising points are available and visitors are required to wear a face covering (unless medically exempt). Book your timed ticket now

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I can’t explain how exciting this feels. Anyway, this summer if you’re lucky to be passing #mallgalleries London this sunny July, why not pop in and check out the #societyofgraphicfineart and #pastelsociety annual exhibitions. There are incredible artists on show and feel very proud my work will be there amongst them. If permitted, why not take a selfie next to my work and let me your thoughts about the show

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