2024 Perry Prize for Drawing Finalists Announced

Congratulations goes to our 40 shortlisted finalists.

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country.

Named in honour of respected painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perry (1891-1973) who taught Visual Arts at PLC Sydney from 1930 to 1962, the Prize attracts submissions from around the country, and this year was no different.

From over 400 entries, Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin, art historian, art critic and curator, has selected this year’s Perry Prize shortlist. Just prior to the opening of the Exhibition of Finalists, Sasha Grishin will return to the Gallery to select the overall winner.

Sasha Grishin is the author of over 30 books about art, including Australian Art: A History, and wrote for The Canberra Times as art critic for forty-five years. He has delivered guest lectures at universities, art galleries and museums throughout Australia, Asia, North America and Europe including Harvard University, the Hermitage Museum, Beijing Central Academy and London University. PLC Sydney has been honoured to have had his participation in this capacity.

Each year the exhibition of Finalists contributes tremendously as an inspirational learning opportunity for PLC Sydney students and provides the community with an engaging exhibition of varied subject matter and wide ranging technical approaches.

Congratulations goes to the following 40 finalists of the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing:

Kim Anderson, Andrew Antoniou, Suzanne Archer, Deborah Beck, John Bokor, Julie Bradley, Kate Briscoe, Louisa Chircop, Matthew Clarke, Jo Darvall, Dana Dion, Jacqui Driver, Yvonne East, David Fairbairn, Kaye Green, Jenny Herbert-Smith, Todd Hunter, Locust Jones, Barbie Kjar, Yvonne Langshaw, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, Marco Luccio, Paula Martin, Annabel Mason, Kerry McInnis, Noel McKenna, Tony Mighell, Alexandra Mills, Robbi Neal, Geoffrey Odgers, Catherine O'Donnell, Vicki Parish, Amanda Penrose Hart, Melinda Schawel, Jeannette Siebols, Sally Simpson, Wendy Teakel, Claire Tozer, Anna Warren and Steve Woodbury.

The Exhibition of Finalists opening event and the announcement of this year’s winner will be held at:

Adelaide Perry Gallery from 7.00 pm on Friday 23 February
The exhibition continues from 8.30 am – 4.00 pm weekday
11.00 am – 4.00 pm Saturdays until 23 March

2024 Perry Prize Finalist, Suzanne Archer's work, ' The Fish out of Water' _140 x 91cm ink, chalk and pastels on paper.