Dobell Drawing Prize

The National Art School will present the Dobell Drawing Prize in March 2019. The new biennial Prize will be presented at NAS Gallery, alongside a new drawing symposium that explores the importance of drawing in all its diversity.

The Prize is a biennial competition by submission and will showcase the expanded field of drawing, celebrating innovation, technical skills and diverse media. A leading Australian artist will be invited to select the finalists and award the prize of $30,000. The new Dobell Drawing Prize will run in alternative years to the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

All works selected for exhibition are eligible for the Prize money of $30,000. The Prize will be acquisitive to benefit public collections and the exhibition is planned to tour to Regional Galleries. 

The National Art School will administer the Prize and creative programming to accompany the exhibition.

Key dates:

  • Submissions open: June 2018 
  • Winner announcement and opening: Wednesday 27 March 2019
  • Exhibition: 28 March – 25 May 2019

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