Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

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Exhibition dates:17 January - 3 March

The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) seeks innovation in contemporary drawing in Australia, its aesthetic freedoms and ability to crystallise a nascent idea. It platforms the central importance of drawing, as an endeavour in its own right as well as in the further development of artworks and it celebrates the significant freedom brought to contemporary drawing. JADA is Grafton Regional Gallery’s flagship biennial art prize graciously sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery. The 2018 JADA attracted 498 entries from 371 artists across Australia, with the selection process being difficult given the calibre and number of entries received, ultimately 55 works were chosen. This year's winner of the $30,000 major prize Todd Fuller, with his work 'Ode to Clarence' judged by Anne Ryan Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings & Watercolours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Betty GREENHATCH Chipped China 2018 pencil and gold pigment on Arches paper 

 

A Grafton Regional Gallery touring Exhibition