Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Winner Announced
Congratulations to Melbourne artist Mr Andrew Browne who has won this year’s Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing with his work on paper titled, 'Barrier'.
The eleventh Exhibition of Finalists was officially opened at 7.00 pm on Friday 26 February. Judge for the award Ms Julie Ewington, independent curator and writer, made the opening remarks acknowledging finalists Matt Coyle, Jane Grealy, Netta Loogatha, Kiata Mason, Sarah Rogers, Neridah Stockley, Gauri Torgalkar and Craig Waddell for their entries. Ms Ewington declared the artistic endeavour of drawing to be alive and well in contemporary Australia before announcing the winner of the $25,000 acquisitive prize.
Andrew Browne said of his work: “… this drawing – a study for a probable larger painted work – attempts to conjure both a surreal mood and a satire on ‘modernist’ space, with allusions to the anthropomorphic, a stagey romanticism and the uncanny.”
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is among the most significant art awards in the country and this year the Gallery received over 600 entries, a record number for the prize.
A People’s Choice award of $2000 will be announced at the close of the exhibition. Voting slips are available at the Gallery.
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is generously sponsored by PLC Sydney Parents and Friends’ Association.
The works of the 46 finalists are currently on display at Adelaide Perry Gallery from 27 February – 25 March, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm weekdays and 11.00 am – 4.00 pm Saturdays.
Above: (From left) PLC Sydney Principal, Dr Paul Burgis, Judge, Ms Julie Ewington, Art and Design, Captain Georgia Perivolaris, and Mr Andrew Browne (Prize Winner); 'Barrier' by Andrew Browne – Winner of the 2016 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.