Four artists and Edinburgh College of Art alumni have been selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition, a prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing, open until 15 October.

Robyn Benson returned with other alumni for a unique exhibition Drawing on Drawing featuring work by graduates, current staff and students alongside works from the University of Edinburgh collections.

He Zhu's impulsive decision to study at ECA stemmed from the desire to connect her childhood love of drawing to an industry profession. While at ECA, she able to explore a range of subjects, drawing styles, techniques and genres which led to her discovery of a love for children's picture books.

Drawing and Painting graduate John Mitchell's time at ECA allowed him the space to explore and evolve his practice without worrying about what was to come next. A Summer at Yale University lead John to question his practice, eventually moving away from painting and focussing on other mediums.

Since graduating, John taught at Reading University and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally.


At ECA, Sutthipa developed her skills in silkscreen, digital printing, embroidery, and drawing. Her degree show design project won 1st place in Academic Excellence in Textiles for best use of colour from the Worshipful Company of Dyers.

Find out about the independence and variety that James Albon enjoys as part of a freelance career and how his travels help him gain inspiration through exhibitions and new surroundings.


After graduation, Intermedia alumna Ciorstaidh Monk co-founded a Scottish sleepwear brand with a focus on minimalist design, comfort and modern luxury.


Artist Thomas Adam graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in 2011. His work focuses on an abstracted semi-autobiographical version of his youth growing up in rural Scotland,


While studying at ECA, Katherine has been able to explore her interest in using visual language as a tool for educating, empowering and eradicating stigma. Primarily digital, her work focuses on changing cultural perceptions of menstruation in the UK through a range of projects from prints to a graphic novel.

It was the work of an Animation alumna that encouraged Laura Jayne Hodkin to come to ECA. Now, having graduated last year and picking up numerous awards for her final film 'Nailbiter' and follow-up 'Hayley and Joanna', Laura shares her experiences of ECA and tells us what is next.