Jude McBean shows the entry form for the 2010 JADA. Entries opened on Friday at the Grafton Regional Gallery.
Jude McBean shows the entry form for the 2010 JADA. Entries opened on Friday at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

$30,000 stimulus for JADA artists

Entries are now open for the 2010 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA).

Australia’s richest regional drawing award, the JADA is worth $30,000 this year and aims to promote innovation and excellence in Australian drawing. The major award of $15,000 is acquisitive, along with further acquisitions to the value of $15,000.

The judge for this year’s prize is Julie Ewington – an internationally recognised curator, writer and broadcaster specialising in contemporary art. She is currently curatorial manager of Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery.

Acquisitions from the JADA enter the Grafton Regional Gallery’s nationally-recognised collection of Australian contemporary drawing.

A selection panel will choose between 45 and 55 works for the award, which will be exhibited at the gallery during Grafton Jacaranda Festival from Friday, October 29. It is from this exhibition that Ms Ewington will select the overall winner.

One of the outstanding features of the award is that entries selected will tour galleries along the East Coast throughout 2011-2012.

All artists who are residents of Australia can submit up to two drawings. Entries close Friday, August 6.

Entry forms are available from the Grafton Regional Gallery on Fitzroy Street. Phone 6642 3177 or visit www.grafton.gallery.nsw.gov.au .



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