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Grafton Regional Gallery is pleased to announce that entries are open for the 2024 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), artists from across Australia aged over 18 are invited to submit entries until midnight 30 June 2024.

The JADA is Australia’s richest regional drawing award. This award seeks to encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing, and plays a vital role in fostering Australian drawing practice. The JADA provides an opportunity for artists to further their arts career. 

Over the years the JADA has documented the development of contemporary drawing practice in Australia, and has captured how drawing has changed and evolved.  

At the official opening of the exhibition to be held on 27 September 2024, two prizes will be awarded. The acquisitive prize of $35,000 proudly sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery (FoGG), and a non acquisitive prize of $5,000 for an Early Career Artist.

The exhibition of works by selected finalist’s will be on show at Grafton Regional Gallery from 28 September – 24 November 2024.

JADA Drawing Definition – A drawing is primarily driven by mark-making using various mediums. Submissions that include both traditional and/or contemporary approaches to achieve this are eligible for entry.

Please read the Terms and Conditions prior to entry.

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