Dobell Drawing Prize #22

26 March – 22 May 2021

Euan Macleod with his work, 'Borderlands – Between NSW and QLD' 2020, pastel on paper, 156 x 120 cm

The Dobell Drawing Prize is an unparalleled celebration of drawing technique and innovation. Presented by the National Art School in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, the biennial prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice. The 2021 exhibition showcases work by 64 finalists from around the country, demonstrating the vitality and scope of current Australian drawing.


Euan Macleod, Borderlands – Between NSW and QLD, 2020, pastel on paper, 156 x 120 cm


Margaret Ambridge, Suzanne Archer, Maree Azzopardi, Belinda Birchall, Stephen Bird, Tom Blake, John Bokor, GW Bot, Matt Bromhead, Anthony Cahill, Mitch Cairns, Tom Carment, Chris Casali, Susanna Castleden, Joshua Charadia, Maryanne Coutts, Adrian De Giorgio, Damian Dillon, Amy Dynan, Yvonne East, Stephanie Eather, David Fairbairn, Jackson Farley, Philip Faulks, Mandy Francis, Todd Fuller, Joanna Gambotto, Minka Gillian, Jane Grealy, Amanda Penrose Hart, Nicci Haynes, Kendal Heyes, Alun Rhys Jones, Locust Jones, Jumaadi, Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Iluwanti Ken, Martin King, Debbie Locke, Euan Macleod, Brian Martin, Julian Martin, Noel McKenna, Peta Minnici, Reg Mombassa, Nick Morris, Anna Mould, Al Munro, Anh Nguyen, Catherine O’Donnell, Travis Paterson, Maria Petrova, Anna Louise Richardson, Peter Sharp, Emma Theyers, Noel Thurgate, Claire Tozer, Shonah Trescott, Leonardo Uribe, Murat Urlali, Craig Waddell, Fiona White, Paul White, Tianli Zu

Judge’s statement

In the initial stage of judging, I was surprised by the variety of materials artists use to make drawings – from ceramics, stitching and painting to digital technology. In judging the finalists, we selected some of these works because of their drawing merits. The initial round was judged digitally, so when I saw the finalists hung it was a pleasure and a surprise. My final decision came down to a fundamental drawing practice, with my top three finalists being Amanda Penrose Heart, Martin King and Euan Macleod. Euan’s work is fast and immediate drawing, describing a landscape in a blur of activity. There is an accurate freshness I am drawn to, making Euan the winner of this year’s Dobell Drawing Prize.

– Lucy Culliton


Exhibition dates:
26 March – 22 May 2021
NAS Gallery, Monday to Saturday, 11am–5pm

People’s Choice Award winner announcement:
Thursday 6 May 2021

Regional tour:
June 2021 – January 2023

Dobell Drawing Prize #23:
Entries will open for the next Prize in mid-2022


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Gosford Art Gallery
17 July – 12 September 2021

Logan Art Gallery, QLD
3 December 2021 – 22 January 2022

Bank Art Museum Moree
20 February – 13 April 2022

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
25 June – 14 August 2022

Griffith Regional Art Gallery
26 August – 23 October 2022

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
November 2022 – January 2023

Note: As of 01/01/21. Dates subject to change.

Dobell Drawing Prize #22 Judges

The National Art School and Sir William Dobell Art Foundation are delighted to announce NAS alumna and former finalist Lucy Culliton as the guest judge for the 2021 prize. The judging process for the Dobell Drawing Prize #22 will occur in two phases. After individually reviewing each digital entry, Lucy Culliton (artist), Michelle Belgiorno (Trustee, Sir William Dobell Art Foundation) and Simon Cooper (Head of Studies, National Art School), will convene as a panel in December 2020 to select approximately 50 finalists. At the prize exhibition in March 2021, guest judge Lucy Culliton will choose the outright winner.


Lucy Culliton is one of Australia’s most recognised contemporary landscape and still life artists. Lucy studied at the National Art School and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for over 20 years. The focus of her practice for the past ten years has been the animals, plants and landscape at her home in the high country of the NSW Monaro region. Culliton has been selected multiple times for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes at the Art Gallery NSW, as well as the Dobell Prize for Drawing and the Kedumba Drawing Award. In 1999, she received Highly Commended in the Portia Geach Memorial Award. In 2000, Culliton won the Mosman Art Prize and in 2004, the Kedumba Drawing Award. Lucy’s work can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery NSW, Australian Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, Macquarie Bank, New England Regional Art Gallery and Tamworth Regional Gallery. Lucy is represented by King Street Gallery on William, Sydney.


Michelle Belgiorno is an exhibiting artist, a company director, a Director of the not-for-profit Australian Wildlife Conservancy and a long-serving trustee on the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation. She has a BA Fine Arts, BA Honours Japanese and a Master of Commerce. Michelle has a background in corporate communications and extensive experience in the philanthropic sector in Australia.


Simon Cooper has practiced and exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally. His work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia. He has taught within a range of institutions including the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne; RMIT University, Melbourne; University of Southern Queensland and the Chisholm Institute, Melbourne. Since joining the National Art School in 2001 as Head of Printmaking, he has held other academic positions within the School including Acting Director and is currently Head of Studies.


William Dobell’s love of drawing was recognised in 1993 when the Art Gallery of New South Wales established an annual drawing prize in his name, initiated by the trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation (SWDAF). For twenty years, the annual Dobell Prize for Drawing encouraged excellence in drawing and draughtsmanship among Australian artists. Past winners include Kevin Connor, David Fairbairn, Virginia Grayson, Nicholas Harding, Ann Pollak, Gareth Sansom, Jan Senbergs, Garry Shead and Aida Tomescu.

Building on the legacy of this respected award, the National Art School partnered with the SWDAF in 2019 to produce the inaugural Dobell Drawing Prize. This new iteration of the Prize celebrates technical skill, innovation and expanded definitions of drawing. In 2019, the $30,000, acquisitive prize was awarded to Justine Varga, who uses photographic processes as a means of drawing. This year’s exhibition, the Dobell Drawing Prize #22, showcases drawings by 64 artists from around the country. The 2021 guest judge, celebrated artist Lucy Culliton, awarded the prize to Euan Macleod for his pastel on paper work Borderlands – Between NSW and QLD (2020).

The National Art School provides a context for the Dobell Drawing Prize to thrive in. The exhibition is part of the NAS Festival of Drawing, a biennial event organised by the School’s National Centre for Drawing. The festival includes talks, workshops and a research symposium. The Prize also compliments the School’s esteemed academic drawing program: drawing is a core component of all studies at NAS and is taught throughout each degree.

Dobell Prize for Drawing at the Art Gallery of NSW

Visit the AGNSW website for the full archive of the Dobell Prize for Drawing (1993–2012)


William Dobell with NAS alumni Margaret Olley, 1949
William Dobell with NAS alumni Margaret Olley, 1949

Although a reserved and unassuming man, William Dobell’s two years teaching at the National Art School had a profound effect on his students. Many describe his love for drawing, and his outstanding draughtsmanship was apparent when he demonstrated drawing in his classes at NAS.

Sir William Dobell was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, on 24 September 1899. He moved to Sydney in 1924 to study at the Julian Ashton Art School, where he met many artists who would later teach at the National Art School. In 1929 he won the Society of Artists Travelling Scholarship and lived in London for ten years, painting and studying at the Slade School of Fine Art. When his scholarship ran out after three years, he supported himself by producing posters and illustrations for magazines, acting as an extra in films, and working with fellow Australian artists decorating the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow in 1937.

On his return to Sydney in 1939 his friend Douglas Dundas offered him a part time teaching position at East Sydney Technical College (now the National Art School). He taught drawing from nature, costume drawing and became highly respected as the ‘life master’, teaching life drawing in the studios on the top floor of building 16. He taught at NAS until 1941, when he left to work as a camouflage artist during WW2. After the war, Dobell occasionally filled in as a lecturer at NAS, teaching the students studying there under the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme.

In 1943 Dobell won the Archibald Prize, Australia’s principal award for portraiture, for a painting of fellow artist and former NAS student Joshua Smith. The award was immediately challenged on the grounds that Dobell’s entry showed a degree of distortion, which made it a caricature rather than a true portrait, but the court upheld the judging panel’s decision. Resultant newspaper publicity greatly expanded interest in Dobell’s work, but as a result of the controversy Dobell withdrew to Wangi Wangi, a small coastal town north of Sydney, where he set up a studio. He won the Archibald Prize twice more, in 1948 with a portrait of former NAS student Margaret Olley, and in 1959 with a portrait of Dr Edward McMahon. Dobell continued to draw all his life, filling sketchbooks and recording the life and people of Wangi Wangi. He was knighted in 1966 and died on May 14, 1970.


The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation was formed in 1971 from the artist’s bequest with instructions that ‘a Foundation be established for the benefit and promotion of art in NSW.’ The Foundation has sponsored a wide variety of projects since then, including exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, scholarships and major public art commissions. The SWDAF first joined forces with NAS in 1998 to present the Dobell Drawing School – an annual, week-long workshop for year 11 students. Now in its twentieth year, this educational partnership has expanded to include the Dobell Regional Teachers’ Workshop, which gives rural teachers the opportunity to work with a practising NAS artist.

The new Dobell Drawing Prize runs in alternative years to the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, affirming the SWDAF’s commitment to continuing the development of drawing as a medium in its own right, and a fundamental element of the visual arts.

Art Director of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation Paula Latos-Valier states:

‘The Dobell Drawing Prize has many great attributes – it is very democratic in that any artist can enter and there are no restrictions to subject matter or medium. This freedom from curatorial constraint is a distinguishing feature. The Prize has always championed the idea of peer group assessment by inviting respected practicing artists to select the finalists and determine the prize-winner. Lastly, being an acquisitive prize means that the winning work goes into a public collection and leaves a tangible legacy for future generations.  The Foundation is excited that this will continue in this new partnership with NAS.’



1. The Dobell Drawing Prize is open only to Australian citizens, permanent residents or holders of an Australian issued refugee or humanitarian visa residing in Australia, Entrants must be over the age of 18.

2. Each competitor may enter up to two works only. An entry fee of $50 including GST is payable for each artwork entered. Receipt of payment will be issued by email. The payment receipt acts as confirmation of entry.

3. The size of the artwork must not exceed six square metres (e.g. 3 x 2 m or 1.5 x 4 m). Note the floor to ceiling wall heights at NAS Gallery: Gallery 1 is 4.15 m high and Gallery 2 is 4.8 m high.

4. Works submitted must have been completed within 12 months of the closing date for entries, which is 5pm Monday 5 October 2020.

5. There are no limitations to media. As well as works on paper, entries that present drawing in alternative formats are invited. Entrants must clearly describe the nature of their drawing practice in a statement as part of the entry requirements.

6. The entrant warrants that the work submitted is their original work and does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party, and that they own the work and all rights and interests in the work submitted.

7. The declaration on the entry form must be completed by the entrant.


8. After individually reviewing each entry to the prize, three judges will convene as a panel in December 2020 to select approximately 50 finalists. The judges for the finalist’s selection will be Lucy Culliton (artist), Michelle Belgiorno (Trustee, Sir William Dobell Art Foundation), and Simon Cooper (Head of Studies, National Art School).

9. All finalists and unsuccessful entrants will be notified via email by Monday 14 December 2020. The list of finalists will be available on the NAS website from Monday 14 December 2020.

10. Guest judge Lucy Culliton will select the winner of the Dobell Drawing Prize #22, which will be announced on Thursday 25 March 2021.

11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

12. The Dobell Drawing Prize is an acquisitive prize, which means the prize-winning artwork will automatically become property of the National Art School. The $30,000 prize money, donated by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, includes the National Art School’s acquisition of the work. The copyright of the work will remain with the artist.


13. The finalist grants NAS Gallery permission to display their work:

  •  in the Dobell Drawing Prize #22 finalists’ exhibition at NAS Gallery from Thursday 25 March to Saturday 22 May 2021
  • at venues other than NAS Gallery between June 2021 until January 2023, in a regional exhibition tour that will include a selection of the finalists.

14. Finalist artworks must be delivered personally or by an agent to NAS Gallery between 9am and 5pm on Tuesday 9 March or Wednesday 10 March 2021. Artworks must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name, address, phone number and the title of the work.

15. Unframed or unmounted works will only be accepted if they are protected in suitable casing and/or wrapping. This measure is to help the National Art School protect your work, which will be moved frequently during the exhibition installation.

16. Finalist artworks must be collected from NAS Gallery at the end of the exhibition, unless otherwise advised.

17. Freight to and from NAS Gallery is the responsibility of the finalist. No payment will be made by NAS for the delivery or return of any entriy. A separate return delivery arrangement will be made for those works selected for the regional tour.

18. Finalists are responsible for insuring their work when organising transport to and from the National Art School. Once in the custody, control and care of NAS, the work shall be covered for loss or damage by the NAS’s insurer. NAS will use the declared value of the artwork as listed on the signed Finalist Agreement for any insurance claim. If an insurance claim should occur, NAS will pay to the artist the amount received from and assessed by our insurer as fair value. Please note the insurer will review similar works of art and their provenance to determine if the declared value is, in fact, fair. NAS will not be responsible for any difference between the artist declared value and the insurer’s assessed value.

19. Finalist artworks may be available for sale through NAS Gallery. The sale price listed on the entry form is final and includes GST (where applicable) and a 30% commission plus GST charged by the National Art School to the artist.

NAS acts as the commission agent for the artist’s sale of their work to the buyer. NAS is not responsible for any GST payable on the sale price nor the loss of the sale should the buyer not complete the transaction. Should the buyer request a tax invoice it is the responsibility of the artist to provide one. The artist accepts that NAS will disburse the nett amount of the sale proceeds after commission to the artist within 14 days of the conclusion of the sale. If an artist nominates a representative gallery on the Finalist Agreement, NAS will split the 30% commission equally with that gallery.

Sold works must remain on exhibition as per item 15 and must not be collected earlier than the dates advised by NAS.

20. Finalists grant to the National Art School and the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation (SWDAF) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual licence to reproduce (including photograph) the work in material form, publish and communicate the work to the public for the following purposes, and anything incidental to such purposes: marketing, publicity, educational, publication (for sale or otherwise) and archival uses of NAS and the SWFDAF in relation to the prize and its exhibition in all media, including electronic/digital, broadcasting and print media. The licence above includes the right to sublicense to NAS’s touring partners and sponsors in accordance with its agreements with
those persons.

21. Force majeure: Where, for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the National Art School (including, for example, earthquake; flood; fire; act of God; terrorism; pandemic; government directions, orders or regulations; labour strikes or other emergency event), NAS is prevented or materially hindered from holding the competition or an exhibition of works, then it may vary, postpone or cancel the competition by notice in writing to that effect to the artists and by a notice on its website.

2019 Winner and Finalists Dobell Drawing Prize #21 (28 March – 25 May 2019)

2019 Winner Dobell Drawing Prize #21 (28 March – 25 May 2019)

Dobell Drawing Prize #21 Winner Justine Varga with her winning work. Photo: Peter Morgan
Dobell Drawing Prize #21 Winner Justine Varga with her winning work. Photo: Peter Morgan

Justine Varga, Photogenic Drawing 2018, chromogenic photograph, 151.5 × 120 cm

Highly Commended
Tony Albert, Old Sins Cast Long Shadows 2018, ink on archival paper, 233 × 76 cm

2019 Guest judge
Ben Quilty (artist)

Judges’ statement
‘Drawing is a fundamental part of many visual art practices. The winner of the Dobell Drawing Prize #21 uses drawing in the most meaningful and sophisticated way. Her work is a distillation of so many components of our collective lives. Drawing plays a pivotal role in this artist’s exploration of us all. The winning work is a powerful, playful and sophisticated 21st century drawing and a deserved winner.’

‘Highly commended goes to an artist who is relentlessly and skillfully re-writing dialogues about Australian histories. Drawing underpins his practice. Old Sins Cast Long Shadows uses the most simple drawing techniques to tell a formidably sophisticated story.’

Dobell Prize for Drawing at the Art Gallery of NSW

Visit the AGNSW website for the full archive of the Dobell Prize for Drawing (1993-2012).

2019 Finalists

Badra Aji
b. 1985, Pekalongan, Indonesia. Lives and works Sydney
Neko’s Night Watch (After Bouguereau) 2018
pencil on paper, 110 x 76 cm
Photo: Max Milne

Tony Albert – Highly Commended 
b. 1981, Townsville, QLD
Lives and works Sydney
Old Sins Cast Long Shadows 2018
ink on archival paper
233 x 76 cm

Leonie Andrews
b. 1957, Sydney
Lives and works Kambah, ACT
365 Days 2017
rayon, plastic, cotton thread on cotton
60 x 45 cm
Photo: Stephen Lee

Suzanne Archer
b. 1945, Guildford, United Kingdom
Lives and works Wedderburn, NSW
Messenger Masks 2018
paper, ink, charcoal, chalk pastel, graphite, acrylic paint, metal strands
90 x 150 x 50 cm (installed, dimensions variable)
Photo: Stephen Oxenbury

Martin Bell
b.1978, Melbourne
Lives and works Snake Valley, Victoria
Snakes And Ladders 2018
ink on paper
244 x 228 cm

M. Bozzec
b. 1973, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Boys keep swinging 2018
colour pencil on paper
178.8 x 63 cm

Michelle Caithness
b. 1967, Melbourne
Lives and works Melbourne
Fundere 2018
charcoal, conté crayon, polymer paint, acrylic spray paint on cotton, mounted on canvas
153 x 215 cm
Photo: Clive Murray-White

Kristone Capistrano
b. 1986, Olongapo City, Philippines
Lives and works Sydney
The Sleep of Fillippi Castillo 2018
charcoal, pastel and sandpaper on cotton rag paper
223 x 153 cm

Tom Carment
b. 1954, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
James Scanlon reading the Blue Mountains Gazette 2018
pencil on paper
36 x 42 cm
Photo: Penelope Clay

Tom Carment
b. 1954, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
His last days (James Evans) 2018
pencil on paper
30 x 42 cm
Photo: Penelope Clay

Maryanne Coutts
b. 1960, Ballarat, Victoria
Lives and works Sydney
Until the last breath 2018
digital video, animated drawing, colour
1:45 minutes, 45 x 37 cm, artist’s proof

Fiona Currey-Billyard
b. 1967, Aitape, Papua New Guinea
Lives and works Nambucca Heads, NSW
For the Drowned 2018
graphite on paper
220 x 275 cm
Photo: Mike Buick

Dagmar Cyrulla
b. 1966, Teilfingen, Germany
Lives and works Melbourne
The Artist & the Model 2018
pencil on paper
96 x 106 cm

Madeleine Joy Dawes
b. 1988, Melbourne
Lives and works Melbourne
Rebuild 2018
pen on cotton paper
150 x 150 cm

Amy Dynan
b. 1985, Newcastle, NSW
Lives and works Sydney
Poppies–Stillness in Movement 2017
charcoal on paper
207 x 146 cm

Helen Eager
b. 1952, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Prototypes 2017–18
colour pencil on paper
74 x 147 cm

Yvonne East
b. 1977, Meningie, SA
Lives and works Sydney
Twelve years of protection 2018
charcoal on canvas
215 x 175 cm

Stephanie Eather
b. 1987, Mornington, VIC
Lives and works Melbourne
Cave of Altamira (in Brunswick) 2018
charcoal on canvas
198 x 298 cm

David Fairbairn
b. 1949, Kitwe, Zambia
Lives and works Wedderburn, NSW
Drawn Together Quartet Double Portraits V.H.& J.E.L. Nos 1–4 2018
acrylic, gouache, ink, charcoal, pastel on paper
210 x 280 cm
Photo: Bernie Fischer

George Gittoes
b. 1949, Sydney
Lives and works Werri Beach, NSW
LI’L DAVE LI’L DAVE Guns Kill 2018
oil-based spray paint on canvas
152.5 x 122.5 cm

Richard Goodwin
b.1953, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Chiastic Space Algorithm 2018
charcoal acrylic on primed canvas
200 x 200 cm

Kendal Heyes
b. 1952, Auckland, New Zealand
Lives and works Coledale, NSW
Ocean 5 2018
pokerwork on paper
76 x 168 cm

Mark Hislop
b. 1962, Cooma, NSW
Lives and works Melbourne
It is to the air that I dedicate myself 2018
graphite and charcoal on paper
31.5 x 281 cm

Daniel Hollier
b. 1979, Canberra
Lives and works Sydney
BlackWhite Construction #7 2018
ink on paper mounted on panel
50 x 55 cm
Photo: Jessica Maurer

Pollyxenia Joannou
b.1953, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Studio Trilogy a, b & c 2018
graphite, pigment, acrylic paint on unbleached felt
70 x 194 cm
Photographer credit: John McRae

Alan Jones
b. 1977, Gosford, NSW
Lives and works Sydney
The Fire Trail 1 2018
pigment print on cotton rag paper
41 x 45 cm

Locust Jones
b.1963, Christchurch, New Zealand
Lives and works Katoomba, NSW
October 2018 2018
Ink on glassine, LED bight boxes
two parts: 139 x 159 cm (each, framed)
Photo: Silversalt

Alex Karaconji
b.1989, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Morning 2018
digital video, stop-motion animation, sound
5:51 minutes

Sonia Kurarra
b. 1952, Yungngora (Noonkanbah), WA
Lives and works Fitzroy Crossing, WA
Martuwarra 2018
mixed media on paper
57 x 270 cm
Photo: Mangkaja Arts

Hyun Hee Lee
b. 1970, Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works Sydney
Winter Letter 2018
82 x 42 cm
ink, cotton thread, pencil on Korean hanji paper

Brooke Leigh
b. 1990, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Drawn-Out 2017
digital video documenting one-hour artist performance, colour and sound
18:42 minutes

Ruark Lewis
b. 1960, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
STAR SHELTERS II 31102018 A–B 2018
graphite on paper
43 x 57 cm each

Tanya Linney
b. 1977, Perth
Lives and works Sydney
Dirty fingers 2018
UV cured ink on canvas
47.5 x 37.5 cm

Lily Mae Martin
b. 1983, Melbourne
Lives and works Ballarat, NSW
Inexorable 2018
ink on cotton paper
104.5 x 76 cm
Photo: Gene Hammond-Lewis

Jonathan McBurnie
b. 1983, Townsville, QLD
Lives and works Townsville
Doom Patrol 2017–18
pencil, ink, watercolour on paper
300 x 200 cm
Photo: Rachel Cunningham

Noel McKenna
b. 1956, Brisbane
Lives and works Sydney
Interior A 2018
ink on paper
57.5 x 75.6 cm

Peta Minnici
b. 1990, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Dusk, Hill End 2017
pen on Paper
107 x 78 cm

Damian Moss
b. 1964, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Celestial Cartography No.12 2018
ink on torn paper
110 x 94 cm
Photo: Michel Brouet

Wendy Murray
b. 1974, Hamilton, New Zealand
Lives and works Sydney
Every Building on the Redfern Strip 2018
pen on wall
180 x 320 cm (dimensions variable)

Angus Nivison
b. 1953, Walcha, NSW
Lives and works Walcha
Key 2017
graphite, acrylic pigments on paper
175 x 125 cm

Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa)
b. 1951, Auckland, New Zealand
Lives and works Sydney
Robot ‘priest’ with captured Australian, Hunter Valley 2018
charcoal, colour pencil, glitter on paper
54 x 37 cm
Photo: Martina O’Doherty

Catherine O’Donnell
b. 1961, Quirindi, NSW
Lives and works Glenbrook, NSW
Sirius 2018
charcoal on paper
45 x 150 cm
Photo: Silversalt photography

Catherine O’Donnell
b. 1961, Quirindi, NSW
Lives and works Glenbrook, NSW
Home 2018
charcoal on wall
220 x 185 cm
Photo: Silversalt photography

Toshiko Oiyama
b. 1947, Kagoshima Japan
Lives and works Sydney
Night Rain 2017
ink, pigmented ink, charcoal, conté crayon on paper
70 x 97 cm
Photo: Louis Taurian

Jenny Orchard
b. 1951, Ankara, Turkey
Lives and works Sydney
All Tomorrow’s stories 2018
ink on card
93.5 x 93.5 cm (framed)
Photo: Jenni Carter

Becc Ország
b. 1986, Melbourne
Lives and works Melbourne
Fantasy of virtue / All things and nothing 2018
graphite pencil, 24kt gold leaf on watercolour paper
75 x 158 cm, 86 x 169 cm (framed)

Kerrie Poliness
b. 1962, Melbourne
Lives and works Melbourne
Wooden drawing (BBKO 1) 2018
ink, gouache, balsa wood
70 cm (diameter)
Photo: Samantha Barrow

Monica Rohan
b. 1990, Beaudesert, QLD
Lives and works Brisbane
don’t look down don’t think about falling 2018
ink on paper
58 x 53.5 cm
Photo: Jon Linkins

Wendy Sharpe
b. 1960, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Ladders to the Sky 2018
gouache on concertina artist’s book
30 x 171 cm
Photo: Steven Cavanagah

Peter Solness
b. 1958, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Night Cricket, Hill End NSW 2017
ink jet print on cotton rag paper
80 x 120 cm

Kim Spooner
b. 1955, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Long After Magritte 2018
charcoal on cotton rag paper
152.5 x 152.5 cm
Photo: Peter Morgan

Luke Thurgate
b.1978, Sydney
Lives and works Stepney, SA
The Great Menace 2018
charcoal, pastel on paper
76.5 x 58.5 cm, 94.5 x 75 cm (framed)
Photo: Sam Roberts

Justine Varga – Winner 
b. 1984, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
Photogenic Drawing 2018
chromogenic photograph
151.5 x 120 cm
Photo: Jenni Carter

Mirra Whale
b. 1979, Sydney
Lives and works Sydney
On Being Human (the Nauru Files) 2018
pencil, watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
Photo: Mim Stirling

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