JADA - Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

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Exhibition dates:17 January - 3 March

Exhibition opening: 

Friday, 18 January, 2019


$10 entry/$7 friends

The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) promotes excellence in contemporary Australian drawing.

JADA showcases the central importance of drawing as a practice in its own right and creates a platform for experimentation and innovation. Since 1998 the JADA exhibition has toured throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia, travelling to several regional and metropolitan galleries during the two years between awards. 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 the work 'Ode to Clarence' (animation) 2017/18 judged by Anne Ryan Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings & Watercolours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

A Grafton Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition.

Image Credit: Betty Greenhatch 'Chipped China', 2018 pencil and gold pigment on Arches paper