2018 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing – Finalists Announced

In News February 20, 2018

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country.

Inaugurated in 2006, the Prize is generously supported by the Parents and Friends’ Association of PLC Sydney.

Named in honour of respected painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perry who taught Art at PLC Sydney from 1930 to 1962, the Prize attracts submissions from around the country. 

This year PLC Sydney’s annual Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing received close to 500 entries from artists across Australia. Judge, Ms Anne Ryan, Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, visited the Gallery in January and made a selection of 44 finalists. 

Congratulations to Andrew Antoniou, Jennifer Keeler-Milne and Peter Wegner who have been named as finalists among a stellar list of artists.


Above: Peter Wegner Room 19 (one of four) 2018, pencil and beeswax on rag paper, 50 x 60 cm 

At the end of February, Ms Ryan returns to Adelaide Perry Gallery to view the selection once more and decide upon the winner of the award.

The official opening of the Adelaide Perry Prize Exhibition of Finalists 2018 will be held at 7.00 pm Friday 2 March at PLC Sydney’s Adelaide Perry Gallery, Corner Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon.

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists 2018 continues from 3 to 29 March.
Weekdays 8.30 am – 4.00 pm and Saturdays 11 am – 4.00 pm.
At the close of the exhibition a people’s choice award of $2,000 will be awarded to the finalist’s work voted favourite by Gallery visitors. Voting slips are available at the Gallery.

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Above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne Oval Portraits (four of five) 2017, black willow charcoal on textured French paper

For further enquires please contact:

Adelaide Perry Gallery
Corner Hennessy and College Streets
Croydon NSW
T: (02) 9704 5693

 Pictured at top: Andrew Antoniou Forgotten Extras  2017, charcoal and conte on paper, 97 x 130 cm