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Bill Platz exhibition 2023

2024 JADA Entries now Open

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.

Enter the 2024 JADA HERE.

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Did you know that the Gallery provides a bursary for Clarence Valley artists to attend a Grafton Regional Gallery workshop at no charge?
The Gallery is excited to be supporting Clarence Valley artists through the Artists Workshop Bursary Program. The program is designed to provide assistance to emerging and local artists to take their practice to the next level by attending a Grafton Regional Gallery organised workshop or professional development event that they could not otherwise attend due to limited resources. 

Only one bursary can be awarded to any one single applicant within a 6 month period. Bursaries will be awarded on merit at the discretion of a selection panel organised by Grafton Regional Gallery.  Artists can submit multiple applications throughout the year, however it’s important to think about what workshops will benefit your practice the most to prioritise you applications. Download a Bursary application form

Image credits: Above: Bill Platz exhibition 2023 lnstall image (detail). Courtesy of Simon Hughes Photography.
Slider: A4 Draw logo. Courtesy of Redalfalfa Design.

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