Barbie Kjar & Mary Tonkin – Finalists in the 2024 Rick Amor Drawing Award

In News January 18, 2024

Image: Barbie Kjar  The Reach  2023  charcoal and ink on paper  38 x 56 cm

Congratulations to Barbie Kjar and Mary Tonkin who have been selected as finalists in the 2024 Rick Amor Drawing Award.

“This prize gives people one more reason to keep drawing on paper – the most direct and intimate expression of an artist’s sensibility.” – Rick Amor, 2024

Image: Mary Tonkin  Between here and there, Kalorama  2023  pencil on paper  57 x 67cm
Photographer: Matthew Stanton

2024 Rick Amor Drawing Award
Exhibition of Finalists

30 March – 30 June 2024 
McClelland Gallery
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin

“Drawing has traditionally been used for preparatory sketches and studies ahead of finished paintings or sculptures. This award demonstrates the vibrancy of drawing practice as exciting media in its own right, full of invention and experimentation. Once again there was a terrific standard of drawing practice across a range of still life, abstract and conceptual. Of the 21 selected there is a strong diversity of approaches to drawing, from fluid, to controlled drawing practice, to disciplined and some freer suggestive ways of drawing,” Lisa Byrne, Director McClelland Gallery.

For further information and to view the full list of finalists, visit McClelland Gallery online