Martin King and Maryanne Coutts – Finalists in the 2023 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

In News January 30, 2023

Image above: Martin King  studies for diaries of lost souls  2023  graphite, watercolour, collage on drafting film on paper  100 x 150 cm (framed). Photographed by Matthew Stanton.

Congratulations to Martin King and Maryanne Coutts, who have been selected as finalists in the 2023 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney was honoured to welcome acclaimed artist, curator and writer Imants Tillers to Adelaide Perry Gallery to select this year’s Perry Prize shortlist. Entries for the $25,000 acquisitive award were received from across Australia from which 40 finalists were selected. Just prior to the opening of the Exhibition of Finalists, Mr Tillers will return to the Gallery to select the overall winner.

Maryanne Coutts  August Moon  2022  animated ink drawing  dimensions variable.


On her work, Maryanne Coutts says: “As moments, weeks and years pass me by, I work on various drawing projects to explore the fluidity of change that unravels inside the events of my life. Every day since April 2013 I have made a drawing loosely based on what I wear each day. In 2022, these became more concerned with the atmospherics that I inhabit rather than my clothes.

“In April, the rain seeped into my daily gouache and collage drawings and in August I made it a point to look at the moon every day, this time recording my observations in ink on paper. I then animated these lunar observations.”

Animation of August Moon 2022.


Opening and Winner Announcement: Friday 24 February, 7pm


Exhibition of Finalists, 2023 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing
Adelaide Perry Gallery
Cnr College Street, Hennessy Street, Croydon NSW 2132
24 February – 24 March 2023