2020 Join winner, Kate DelaMotte with her work, 'Self Portrait'

2023 Perry Prize for Drawing

...exhibition of our 2023 finalists now showing...

The Exhibition of Finalists

Congratulations to the 40 finalists in the 2023 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Please click the link below to see who has been selected.

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney was honoured to welcome acclaimed artist, curator and writer Imants Tillers to Adelaide Perry Gallery to select this year’s Perry Prize shortlist. Entries for the $25,000 acquisitive award were received from across Australia from which 40 finalists were selected.

Just prior to the opening of the Exhibition of Finalists, Mr Tillers returned to the Gallery to select the overall winner, which was announced at the Opening on Friday 24 February.

The exhibition continues 8.30 am – 4.00 pm weekdays and 11.00 am – 4.00 pm Saturdays until 24 March.

Congratulations to the finalists in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, 2023:

  • 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
2023 Perry Prize Winner - click here to find out more

View the Exhibition Catalogue for 2023 Perry Prize for Drawing below.

Congratulations to Sydney artist, Roman Longginou, who has been voted the People’s Choice at this year’s Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists. The works of 40 finalists, selected by artist, writer and curator Imants Tillers, went on display in March at the Gallery, and visitors were invited to cast a vote for their favourite.

Of his stunningly executed charcoal and pencil on paper work entitled Tension, the artist explains ‘Tension leans into the tradition of vanitas painting. I depict a red striped shirt under intense strain, caught in a place of crisis. The result conjures a human figure unravelling due to unseen but extreme and opposing circumstances. With hyper-real verisimilitude, Tension reveals the illusory nature of human appearances and their fabric-like fragility when placed under pressure.’

Congratulations Roman!


Roman Longginou, Tension, 2022, charcoal and pencil on paper.

Adelaide Perry Gallery invites artists to submit their work for the 2023 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.

The 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

The opening date for entries to the 2024 Perry Prize will be announced here later in the year. Date TBA.

The Prize

The Perry Prize will be awarded for the drawing chosen as the winning work, by the 2023 judge (Imants Tillers; artist, writer and curator), completed within the period of 12 months prior to 11 January, 2023. 

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, valued at $25,000.00, is an acquisitive prize.  Finalists in the competition are also eligible to be considered for The People’s Choice Award, valued at $2,000.00 (non-acquisitive).

How to Enter

To enter online you are required to complete the form below and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $50 per entry. Artists are requested to upload an artist CV or brief artist biography along with their entry.   

Please label digital files (images) as follows: lastname_firstname_title.jpg OR lastname_firstname_title_detail.jpg  Please use an abridged version for long title names, as the system may reject files where the title is too long. 

Before Submitting an Entry

Before you commence your online entry, please read the Terms and Conditions of the prize below. By submitting your entry you are acknowledging that you have read, understand and agree to the T&Cs of the competition. 

Entries closed for the 2023 Perry Prize at midnight on Wednesday 11 January 2023.

Download 2023 Perry Prize T&Cs

  1. The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2023 is $25,000 (acquisitive: the winning drawing will become part of the PLC, Sydney Collection).
  2. The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (people’s choice) for 2023 is $2,000 (non-acquisitive).
  3. Entrants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia.
  4. Works entered must have been completed within a period of 12 months prior to 11 January 2023.
  5. Each artist may submit a maximum of TWO entries. Entries must be accompanied by a $50 fee, per entry, to be eligible.
  6. THE UNFRAMED SIZE OF EACH WORK MUST NOT EXCEED 15,000 SQUARE CENTIMETRES (eg, 1.5m² = 1m x 1.5m). Three dimensional entries are eligible, to a maximum of three cubic metres. Animated and moving image works are eligible - file share needs to be arranged by contacting the Gallery directly.
  7. Entrants must lodge their entry online and pay the entry fee electronically, via the Adelaide Perry Prize online form at: http://apg.plcsydney.s3.systemshq.com.au/prize-for-drawing/2023-perry-prize-entry/ Entry forms & a non-refundable $50.00 (GST inc.) handling fee, per entry must be received by 11 January, 2023.
  8. From the entries the judge will select approximately 40 finalists. The final drawings will be hung at Adelaide Perry Gallery from Friday 24 February to Friday 24 March, 2023. These finalists will be notified in writing, in late January, 2023 of their selection, and delivery of these drawings, suitably framed for hanging and handling, must reach Adelaide Perry Gallery by Friday 10 February, 2023.
  9. Though the gallery will exercise all care in handling finalists’ works, it will not be liable for costs incurred by the artist, should loss or damage occur while in its custody. Each competitor is responsible for acquiring his/her own insurance and freight to/from and during the exhibition.
  10. Finalists shall allow their works to be reproduced in print or electronic media to promote the Adelaide Perry Perry Prize for Drawing.
  11. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
  12. The Adelaide Perry Gallery receives 20% commission on all works sold at exhibition

2023 Perry Prize Online Entry Form

Click on the button below to enter the 2023 Perry Prize for Drawing. Please make sure you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions associated with your Perry Prize entry.