2021 Opening Night of the Perry Prize for Drawing. Attendees viewing 'Brookes Street 2' by Nick Morris, packing paper, acrylic, oil, wax pencil and oil pencil on canvas.. To the left: 'Self as Water Feature' by Louisa Chircop, watercolour markers, pigment sticks, water soluble pencils, watercolour, gouache and photomontage on paper.

Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing

...at the heart of artistic expression lies drawing...

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country.

Inaugurated in 2006, the Prize is named in honour of respected painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perry (1891-1973) who taught Visual Arts at PLC Sydney from 1930 to 1962, the Prize attracts submissions from around the country. 

With the enduring and generous support of the Parents and Friends’ Association, PLC Sydney continues to value and acknowledge this dynamic and constantly evolving art form and support artists whose practice highlights this.

The Perry Prize is one of the most well regarded of its kind in Australia. PLC Sydney and the Adelaide Perry Gallery gratefully acknowledge our judges, for their vast knowledge and expertise, and all of the entrants for their participation and support of the Prize.

Each year the exhibition of Finalists contributes tremendously as an inspirational learning opportunity for our students and provides the community with an engaging exhibition of varied subject matter and wide ranging technical approaches.

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Drawing is arguably the purest form of art. It is the most direct, intimate and confronting of ways to engage with the world around and within us.

Ms Tiffeny Fayne, Artist and former Curator of the Adelaide Perry Gallery

Just some of our past Prize Winners and Finalists

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