Medium / category: Drawing
Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia
Associated institution: Grafton Regional Gallery
The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) at Grafton Regional Gallery celebrates Australian contemporary drawing. The exhibition encapsulates a spectrum of drawing practice, from the expressive and abstract, to hyperrealism, and works that evoke a poetic and emotional response to our environment, the human condition, and current global events. Commencing in 1988, this historical, biennial art prize seeks to encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing. The JADA is sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery (FOGG) who are major contributors toward the first prize of $35,000, with the winning acquisitive work joining the Grafton Regional Gallery Collection.
- Catherine O’Donnell, Glenbrook Window #1, 2021
Winner: Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award
The award categories include the acquisitive $35,000 first prize and an additional non-acquisitive 3,500 award for early career, along with potential acquisitions of up to $10,000.
Information up to date from June 14 2023