Tia Madden, Lineweight (detail), string installation, 2023 Finalist

Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing 2023 Finalists

...40 fabulous works shortlisted for this year's award

Congratulations to this year’s finalists in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing! 

Adelaide Perry Gallery received over 400 entries for the 18th Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. The annual $25,000 acquisitive prize, generously supported by PLC Sydney Parents and Friends’ Association, drew entries from across Australia and the College was delighted to have the participation and expertise of acclaimed artist, curator and writer, Imants Tillers, as judge, who created a shortlist of 40 finalists (see below) for the award. Mr Tillers returns to the Gallery in February to select the overall winner, with the winning entry becoming part of the PLC Sydney Collection.

This year's finalists are:

  • Vanessa Allegra
  • Maree Azzopardi
  • Rsj Barker
  • Peter Berner
  • Rachel Bolton
  • M Bozzec
  • Wilhelmus Breikers
  • Peter Burgess
  • Jane Cameron
  • Tom Carment
  • Joshua Charadia
  • Tracey Clement
  • Maryanne Coutts
  • Johnnie Dady
  • John Derrick
  • Damian Dillon
  • David Eastwood
  • Jo Ernst
  • Yanni Floros
  • Jane Gerrish
  • Erika Gofton
  • Jane Grealy
  • Sue Grose-Hodge
  • Ross Halfacree
  • Samantha Haničar
  • Carly Hansen
  • Kendal Heyes
  • Bridget Hillebrand
  • Alun Rhys Jones
  • Martin King
  • Hyun Hee Lee
  • Tristan Liao
  • Roman Longginou
  • Tia Madden
  • Derek McClure
  • Noel McKenna
  • David Palliser
  • Ruth Rawle
  • Jacqueline Rose
  • Chanel Sohier

At the close of the exhibition a people’s choice award of $2,000 will be awarded to the finalist’s work voted favourite by Gallery visitors. Voting slips are available at the Gallery.  

The winner will be announced at Adelaide Perry Gallery, 7.00 pm on Friday 24 February

The Finalists Exhibition continues:

Weekdays from 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Saturdays from 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

Jersey Day

A special viewing of this year’s Perry Prize exhibition for PLC Sydney Ex-students.

Saturday 11 March 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

Collectively, the drawings selected for this exhibition offer an insightful and empathic response to the world in which we live.

2020 Perry Prize Judge, Dr Felicity Fenner, Assoc Prof. UNSW, Art & Design

View the 2023 Exhibition Catalogue