The 2019 Perry Prize

the 2019 perry prize for drawing is now CLOSED

To be eligible to enter the 2019 Perry Prize for Drawing, artwork submitted must be the artist's original work that has been produced within 12 months prior to  9 January 2019. 

The judge for the 2019 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is just to be announced.

In 2018, Anne Ryan, Curator, Australian prints, drawings and watercolours at the Art Gallery of NSW, selected 44 works from over 480 entries across Australia. The winning $25 000 acquisitive prize was awarded to Sydney artist Ceara Metlikovec for her drawing Indigo 5, January 2018. Metlikovec is a graduate of the the National Art School and the College of Fine Arts, Sydney and is represented by Fox Jensen Gallery.

Now in its 14th year, the Perry Prize is one of the most well regarded and valuable of its kind in Australia. PLC Sydney and the Adelaide Perry Gallery gratefully acknowledges all its past and current entrants. 

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The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists 2019 will commence on 2 March and run to 28 March 2019. The gallery is open on Weekdays from 8.30 am - 4.00 pm and Saturdays from 11 am - 4.00 pm.
At the close of the exhibition a people’s choice award of $2,000 will be awarded to the finalist’s work voted favourite by Gallery visitors. Voting slips are available at the Gallery.

enrol-icon Entries for the 2019 Perry Prize are now closed.


For further inquires about the process please contact:

Adelaide Perry Gallery
Corner Hennessy and College Streets
Croydon NSW
T: (02) 9704 5693




Winner of the 2018 Perry Prize for Drawing.
Ceara Metlikovec Indigo 5, January 2018
Graphite on Fabriano paper 140 x 94.5cm