And the winner of the 2023 Perry Prize is ...
24 Feb 2023
The PLC Sydney Collection features prints, paintings, drawings, photographs and some sculpture and mixed media works by Australian artists as well as works by the College’s ex-students and staff.
Each year the winner of the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is also acquired for the collection.
The collection has grown through donations, commissions and acquisitions of local, historical and contemporary works of significance and includes paintings by Adelaide Perry, Sidney Nolan, Margaret Preston, Robert Hannaford, Adrian Feint, Loudon Sainthill, Joseph Arthur Bennett, Erik Langker; printmaking by Salvatore Zofrea, Sir Lionel Lindsay, Gerrard Gayfield Shaw, Barbara Davidson and Laura Stark; photography by Harold Cazneaux, Anne Zahalka, Trent Parke, Anne Ferran, David Liddle and Katie Pashley and drawings by Clara Hali, Ginny Grayson, Robert Ewing and Shaun Tan.
PLC Sydney maintains strong ties with the Indigenous community and has acquired as well as received generous donations of artworks by significant artists such as Gloria Petyarre, Michael Nelson Jagamara,Yinarupa Nangala, Josie Petrick Kemarre, Jimmy Pike and Nellie Marks Nakamarra.
Each year the winner of the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is also acquired for the collection. Artworks from the annual Artist-in-Residence program are also part of the collection. Some are acquired, while others were generous gifts of work produced by the artists in The Croydon studios whilst working with the students of PLC Sydney.
We are extremely grateful to all who have contributed to and supported the development of this collection.
We will continue to maintain, conserve and collect artworks with historical, educational and artistic relevance for our students and the wider College community. Ultimately, these works aim to promote the value and significance of the Visual Arts as a vital component of lifelong learning.
The PLC Sydney Collection, which is being constantly supplemented by works acquired through the annual Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing and the Artist-in-Residence program, is both a valuable teaching aid and the kind of cultural asset that is too easily undervalued in this country.John McDonald, Art Critic