Art Prizes

Biennial acquisitive art awards.

Todd Fuller Ode toi Clarence detail

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

The 2022 JADA is currently at Gympie Regional Gallery, on show until mid July.

Artists from across Australia have submited entries for the 2024 JADA, with the finalists being announced by mid August.

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.


Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA)

Launched in 2007 and sponsored by The Yulgilbar Foundation, the 2023 exhibition was the 9th iteration of this acquisitive award and was open for all First Nations artists residing on Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr, or Yaegl Country within the Clarence Valley Council Region. The CVIAA will next be held in 2026.

Image Credit: Todd Fuller, Ode to Clarence 2016 - 1, mixed media on paper, (detail). Image courtesy of the artist.

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