Grafton Regional Gallery has officially announced that entries are now open to all artists residing in Australia aged 16 years and over for the 2022 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA).

Commencing in 1988, this historical, biennial art prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious regional drawing awards, which seeks to encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing, while playing a vital role in fostering Australian drawing practice. 

The JADA is proudly sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery (FoGG) who are major contributors toward the first prize of $35,000, with the winning acquisitive work joining the Grafton Regional Gallery Collection.

This year the Gallery is pleased to announce an additional non-acquisitive award for early career, emerging or unrepresented artists of $3,500, along with potential acquisitions of up to $10,000.

Entries close 30 June 2022.

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