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Dobell Drawing Prize #23 | A National Art School Touring Exhibition

Sat 2 September at 10:00 am - Sun 29 October at 2:00 pm

Get ready to witness the best of Australian drawing as the ‘Dobell Drawing Prize #23’ kicks off its national tour at BRAG.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is excited to present Dobell Drawing Prize #23, a National Art School Touring Exhibition.

The Dobell Drawing Prize is Australia’s leading prize for drawing, an unparalleled celebration of technique, innovation, and expanded approaches to drawing by acclaimed and emerging drawing practitioners. The biennial prize began 30 years ago at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1993 as the Dobell Prize for Drawing and is now presented by the National Art School in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.

The Dobell Drawing Prize #23 touring exhibition showcases over 45 finalist artworks that respond to the Prize’s fundamental question: what is drawing? The answers are compelling, challenging, and exhilarating, in an astonishing array of mediums and materials, from traditional pencil and graphite on paper to salt, staples and rust; from resin, fibreglass, enamel and wood to intricate three-dimensional wire objects; bodily video performance to sculptural forms built with tea bags and bamboo. The exhibition is a vital tribute to the human ingenuity and imagination that arises from the simple act of making a mark and represents a singular gauge for the breadth and dynamism of current drawing practices in Australia

Touring at BRAG from September 2023, the exhibition will include a variety of curated public programs, exhibition tours, masterclasses, and educational resources.

Opening Friday, 1 September 2023 OPENING: Dobell Drawing Prize #23 // Laura Baker ‘Corrugated Town’ Tickets, Fri, Sep 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

Dobell Drawing Prize #23 | A National Art School Touring Exhibition Tickets, Bathurst | Eventbrite


Sat 2 September at 10:00 am
Sun 29 October at 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Local government area
Bathurst Region
Visual arts
Event contact details (phone/ email)
6333 6555
EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Julie Rrap


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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