Jennifer Keeler-Milne and Terry Matassoni – Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2019

In News February 20, 2019

Above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Beetles, bugs and butterflies (2019), charcoal, paper, glass and wood. 5 domes; 25 x 14 x 14cm, 4 domes; 10 x 10cm

Congratulations to our artists Jennifer Keeler-Milne and Terry Matassoni, finalists in the 2019 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

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 Presbyterian Ladies College (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.

The exhibition of 2019 Finalists will run from 2 – 28 March 2019. At the end of the exhibition a people’s choice award of $2,000 will be awarded to the favourite finalist work as voted by gallery visitors.

Where: Adelaide Perry Gallery, In ‘The Croydon’ Centre for Art, Design & Technology, Corner of Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon

Official opening and announcement of winner with special guest speaker Dr Maryanne Coutts, Head of Drawing, National Art School (NAS)

Friday 1 March 7pm


Beetles, bugs and butterflies

This piece was created as part of an ongoing preoccupation with drawing natural forms in charcoal. These drawings also reference Cabinets of curiosities, which were created as a way to study and reflect on nature. Many early cabinets were considered a source of wonder because they contained  beautiful natural objects, that were also  rare. For me, creating drawings of organic forms both celebrates them and brings attention to them within our fragile eco system.



Images: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Beetles, bugs and butterflies (2019), charcoal, paper, glass and wood. 5 domes; 25 x 14 x 14cm, 4 domes; 10 x 10cm


Dancing in the park

Dancing in the Park_pencil_55cm_76cm-2019

Above: Terry Matassoni, Dancing in the park (2019), pencil on paper, 55 x 76cm