Dr Maryanne Coutts is the Head of Drawing at the National Art School. Join her ‘in conversation’ with the winner of the Dobell Drawing Prize #23 Jane Grealy, with other exhibition finalists
Dr Maryanne Coutts is the Head of Drawing at the National Art School. Join her ‘in conversation’ with the winner of the Dobell Drawing Prize #23 Jane Grealy, with other exhibition finalists Nic Fern, Kenneth Lambert and Jayanyto Tan for a discussion surrounding the artists’ practices, the relevance of art prizes in the contemporary visual art landscape and expanded drawing practices.
‘Whether it be a scrawled map, a line in the sand, the scratch of a burnt stick across a cave wall or a digital record of the movement of a stylus, that simple evidence of an intentional touch is fundamental to what drawing is. This compulsion to leave a mark is a very human desire, and the profound and extensive potential of drawing emerges from it.’ Dr Maryanne Coutts, Head of Drawing, National Art School
The biennial Dobell Drawing Prize is Australia’s leading prize for drawing, an unparalleled celebration of technique, innovation and expanded drawing practices. The $30,000 acquisitive prize is presented by the National Art School in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice. The winning work will enter the National Art School’s significant collection, built over the past 120 years.