Touring Exhibitions

The Gallery has a diverse range of exhibitions available for tour.

JADA 2023 install

CURRENTLY ON TOUR - the 2022 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)
Celebrating the diversity of contemporary drawing, the 2022 JADA received 637 entries from 502 artists throughout Australia with 56 finalists being selected for the exhibition and subsequent tour.

2022 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Winner:
Judged by Ms Suzanne Cotter, Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Glenbrook Window #1, Catherine O’Donnell, 2021 charcoal on paper, 75 x 46 cm, (unframed). Lives and works on Dharug Land, Glenbrook, NSW

Thylacine Sighting, Jessica Northdurft. Lives and works in the Bundjalung Nation, Eureka, NSW

Flux, Alun Rhys Jones. Lives and works on Gumbaynggirr Country, Bellingen, NSW

Lagoon and Dancing Trees, Ileigh Hellier. Lives and works on Awabakal Land, Merewether NSW
Fear And Fury, Locust Jones. Lives and works on Dharug and Gundungurra Lands, Katoomba, NSW

Tour Dates:

Manning Regional Art Gallery - 2 Feb –20 March 2023

Tamworth Regional Gallery 3 June – 27 August 2023

Moreton Bay Regional Galleries & Museums for Redcliffe Art Gallery 9 September– 11 November 2023

Slim Dusty  Centre Kempsey 12 April – 27 May 2024

Gympie Regional Gallery 3 June – 9 July 2024

The unique, and impressive JADA collection exemplifies the developments and changing parameters of contemporary drawing since 1988. This collection explores how drawing resonates as a contemporary medium, demonstrating the relevance and strength of drawing, with the works offering a varied, extensive overview of drawing, ranging from highly resolved articulate works to spontaneous expressive works that are mostly on paper.

How to support the JADA Tour?

The best way to show your support is by becoming a member for as little as $30 per year, visit for further information, or simply download and complete a membership form to renew your membership or to become a friend. 

The FoGG are currently fundraising for the 2024 JADA and have implemented an opportunity to accept donations electronically and securely through a tap point, visit here to make your donation. The Friends of Grafton Gallery is a registered charity has deductible gift recipient status (DGR) with the ATO (ABN 48 180 020 645), with gifts of over $2 being tax deductible.

A Grafton Regional Gallery touring exhibition, proudly supported by the Friends of Grafton Gallery, Clarence Valley Council and the Yulgilbar Foundation.

Image credit: Above, 2022 JADA install at Grafton Regional Gallery, (detail). Courtesy of Cher Breeze Photography

Contact the gallery for further information about our touring program - via email

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