2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

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Entries Now Open: The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) is Australia’s richest regional drawing prize, with total prize money of $40,000 on offer. 

Thirty years ago in 1988 the Grafton Regional Gallery established a drawing  prize. This competition for drawing is now the flagship art prize known as the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA).

First prize is $30,000 and further acquisitions to the value of $10,000.

In 2016, the JADA attracted its largest number of entries to date with artists from across Australia entering their drawings. The selection of finalists from the 2016 JADA has been on tour since January 2017, and will be due to arrive back in Grafton in August 2018.

All artists living in Australia are eligible to enter the JADA, which accepts both traditional and contemporary interpretations of drawing. Each year the JADA attracts entries from some of Australia’s leading artists who work in the medium of drawing, including Gosia Wlodarczak, Noel McKenna, David Fairbairn, and Todd Fuller.

Entries Close: 5pm, Friday 10 August, 2018.

For information and entry:

This major cultural event in presented event two years by the Grafton Regional Gallery, a cultural service of the Clarence Valley Council.

Image: Sandra Kiris, Becoming 2016 (Grafton Regional Gallery Collection, acquired 2016 JADA)

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