Andrew Antoniou and Barbie Kjar – Finalists in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Barbie Kjar  No Expectations  2024  ink, charcoal and conte on Somerset paper  56 x 76 cm

Congratulations to Andrew Antoniou and Barbie Kjar, who have been selected as finalists in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.

From over 400 entries, Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin, art historian, art critic and curator, selected this year’s Perry Prize shortlist.

Andrew Antoniou  Night Calling  2023  charcoal and conte on paper

Each year the exhibition of Finalists contributes tremendously as an inspirational learning opportunity for PLC Sydney students and provides the community with an engaging exhibition of varied subject matter and wide ranging technical approaches.

Exhibition of Finalists Opening Night &
Announcement of the Winner ~
7pm Friday 23 February
Adelaide Perry Gallery
Cnr College Street & Hennessy St, Croydon NSW

To read more about the prize, click here

Andrew Antoniou and Paul S. Miller – Finalists in 2022 KAAF Art Prize

Andrew Antoniou  Surprise Party  2022  charcoal and conte  90 x 140 cm. 

Andrew Antoniou and Paul S. Miller have been selected as finalists in the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) Art Prize for their works Surprise Party and The Last Communique/A Self Portrait. 

Paul S. Miller  The Last Communique/A Self Portrait  2021-22  watercolour on paper  144 x 136 cm.

The KAAF Art Prize is an annual art prize that aims to foster multiculturalism within Australian society by bringing artists together from diverse ethnicities. In its 9th year, the KAAF Art Prize is open themed, and accepting of a range of mediums on two-dimensional formats. Acquisitive and non-acquisitive cash prizes totalling $24,000 are up for grabs.

The finalists exhibition and awards ceremony will be held at the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Australia.


Korea-Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) Art Prize
Korean Cultural Centre Australia
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
25 November 2022 – 27 January 2023

Award Announcement: Friday 25 November


Andrew Antoniou – in Canberra Times

Image above: Zodiacs Dance  2021  charcoal  85 x 100 cm. Courtesy of the artist.


Andrew Antoniou has been featured in a thoughtful review penned by the renowned art critic Sasha Grishin for Canberra Times. The review responds to his recent exhibition ‘PROPS, MASKS & MAGIC’, which showed at Grainger Gallery in late August. In this exhibition, Antoniou paints costumed figures arranged as if on a stage, surrounded by animals and props to form a strangely elusive narrative.

“Their actions appear to be deliberate, but their purpose is not revealed to the viewer, nor is it clear the role played by the various props, symbols or rites that surround and seem to preoccupy these characters.”

Divining Rite  2021  oil on canvas  153 x 122 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

“Exhibitions such as this one and recent shows at the Australian Galleries demand that he be taken seriously as a significant figurative artist who with his theatre of life, dreams and nightmares has developed a unique voice within Australian art.” – Sasha Grishin.

Read the full article here.


Find a list of available works by Andrew Antoniou on the Australian Galleries website here, or make an enquiry through