Opening of the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

CONGRATULATIONS TO CEARA METLIKOVEC FOR WINNING THE 2018 ADELAIDE PERRY PRIZE FOR DRAWING. THE SYDNEY-BASED ARTIST HAS TAKEN OUT THE $25 000 ACQUISITIVE PRIZE WITH HER GRAPHITE DRAWING, INDIGO 5, JANUARY, 2018.

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camera-icon Euan Macleod opens the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2018 Exhibition of Finalists.

The 2018 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists was officially opened by acclaimed artist Mr Euan Macleod on Friday 2 March at Adelaide Perry Gallery. The judge for the 2018 award Ms Anne Ryan, Curator, Australian prints, drawings and watercolours at the Art Gallery of NSW, selected 44 works from over 480 entries across Australia. She awarded the prize to Sydney artist Ceara Metlikovec for her drawing Indigo 5, January 2018.Metlikovec is a graduate of the National Art School and the College of Fine Arts, Sydney and is represented by Fox Jensen Gallery.

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camera-icon Ceara Metlikovec, Indigo 5, January 2018, Graphite on paper 140 x 94.5cm.

Of the winning entry Anne Ryan stated: ‘This meticulously rendered and carefully considered work has, at first glance, all the hallmarks of minimalism. Closer inspection, however, reveals the unmistakable signs of the artist’s hand, with subtle rhythms and tensions over the surface of the sheet. Rendered with great clarity and precision using the most traditional of drawing mediums – graphite on paper – this drawing has a mysterious and meditative quality that draws the eye back in’.

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camera-icon Dr Paul Burgis, Elena Koskinas (Year 12), Ms Ceara Metlikovec and Mr Mark Hetherington at the opening of the Perry Prize 2018.

Adelaide Perry Gallery Curator Mr Mark Hetherington presented Ms Meitlikovec with the $25 000 prize money that is made possible each year with the support of the PLC Sydney P&F Association. Art and Design Captain Elena Koskinas of Year 12 presented a gift of thanks to Euan Macleod for his generous participation at the event.

Now in its 13th year, the Perry Prize is one of the most well-regarded and valuable of its kind in Australia.

Exhibition continues 8.30 am to 4.00 pm weekdays and 11.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturdays until 29 March 2018.

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