Art Prizes

Biennial acquisitive art awards.

Dani Gorogo - 2019 CVIAA

Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA)

Launched in 2007 and sponsored by The Yulgilbar Foundation, the 2021 CVIAA is the 9th time this biennial acquisitive award is to be held. The CVIAA supports the development of contemporary Indigenous art of the Clarence Valley local Government Area
The award is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who reside in the Clarence Valley with a total prize value of $6,000. The 2021 CVIAA Judge is Katina Davidson, Curator – Indigenous Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.
Click here for an entry form and terms and conditions.  
Entries will close at 4:00pm on Friday 4 June 2021,  the exhibition will be on view fom 19 June to 1 August 2021.

Kellie O'Dempsey 2018 JADA

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

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.

Image credits: CVIAA: Dani Gorogo, Islands of Breimba 2019 (detail), acrylic on cotton paper, 107 x 78cm. Courtesy of the artist - JADA: Kellie O'Demspey, The never-ending Line 2018 (detail), video 17:54 minutes. Courtesy of the artist



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2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

The Gallery's flagship biennial art prize graciously sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery.

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