About Us

Established in 2001, Adelaide Perry Gallery aims to broaden students’ experience and knowledge of art, design and curatorial practice by providing a space where students can engage directly with contemporary professional practitioners. 

Named in commemoration of Adelaide Elizabeth Perry, a respected Sydney painter and printmaker who taught at the College from 1930 until 1962, the space is an integral and enriching component of Visual Arts and Design & Technology learning at PLC Sydney.

Adelaide Perry Gallery is open to the public and welcomes school-group study visits. An annual calendar of events comprises of exhibitions of student work as well as exhibitions featuring professional Australian artists, including an exhibition by an artist or designer in residence at the College. 

The premier event at the Gallery each year is the $25,000 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. This acquisitive award attracts entries from artists Australia-wide and an exhibition of approximately 45 finalists is held during March each year. The awarded work becomes part of the PLC Sydney Collection. 


Adelaide Perry Gallery
In 'The Croydon' Centre for Art, Design & Technology
Corner of Hennessy and College Streets
Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 4.00 pm (by appointment)
Tel: (+612) 97045693
E: adelaideperrygallery@plc.nsw.edu.au