2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)
The Gallery's flagship biennial art prize graciously sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery.
Supported by The Friends of the Gallery, the JADA is Grafton Regional Gallery's flagship art prize. Established in 1988 the JADA celebrates drawing in all its splendour from hyper-realism that is beyond belief to the expressive and abstract, evoking the poetic and emotional response to the human condition and our environment. Many of the works question and challenge the notion of the traditional drawing; while others provide a contemporary perspective and reinvigorate those traditions.
The 2020 JADA received a record 659 entries from 521 artists throughout Australia with 56 finalists being selected for the exhibition and susequent tour.
|Katka Adams||Tim Allen||Kim Anderson|
|Oliver Ashworth-Martin||Matt Baker||Marjan Bakhtiarikish|
|Penny Bennett||Cher Breeze||Darren Bryant|
|Jude Crawford||Michael Cusack||Jan Davis|
|Christine Druitt-Preston||Mark Dustin||Yvonne East|
|David Fairbairn||Philip Faulks||Matt Foley|
|Todd Fuller||Joanna Gambotto||Damian Gascoigne|
|Julianna Gosper||Jody Graham||Elizabeth Green|
|Alexander Hamilton||Beric Henderson||Dave Hickson|
|Debbie Hill||Catherine Hockey||Jim Howe|
|Julie Hutchings||Cedar Jeffs||Jennifer Keeler-Milne|
|Caroline Kennedy||Elena Kolotusha||James Iain McKellar|
|Noel McKenna||Robert Moore||Celia Morgan|
|Jule Nash||Kellie O'Dempsey||Catherine O'Donnell|
|William Platz||Lyn Raymer||Alessia Sakoff|
|Tim Spellman||Tulli Stevens||Hiromi Tango|
|Luke Thurgate||Sarah Tomasetti||Teo Treloar|
|Leonardo Uribe||Craig Waddell||Emma Walker|
|Christina Waterson||Christine Willcocks|
The exhibition is currently on view at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo until 16 May 2021 with Toowoomba Regional Art Galllery being the next venue, displaying the exhibition from 5 June - 25 July 2021.
Image credit: Todd Fuller Ode to Clarence series - untitled 9 (detail), 2016/17, mixed media on paper. (winner 2018 JADA). Courtesy of the artist and MAYSPACE.