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CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN DRAWING
20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing
11 April – 18 May 2014
According to his wishes to promote all aspects of art in Australia, the estate of Sir William Dobell (1899-1970) has provided funding for an annual drawing competition and prize. In 2012 the 20th anniversary of the Dobell Prize for Drawing was marked by this touring exhibition which surveys previous participants and prize winners.
Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing features prize-winning drawings and outstanding works acquired throughout the history of the prize while it has been held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition includes artworks by artists as diverse in approach as Colin Lanceley, Judy Cassab, Wendy Sharpe, Allan Mitelman, Aida Tomescu, inaugural winner Kevin Connor and the latest winner of the 2012 Dobell Prize, Gareth Sansom’s Made in Wadeye.
Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing celebrates the unique contribution the Dobell Prize has made to the development of contemporary drawing in Australia. Dobell’s outstanding role in encouraging the art of drawing is highlighted in an introductory section of the exhibition.
Curated by Anne Ryan and Hendrik Kolenberg the exhibition celebrates the sheer diversity of contemporary drawing practices, with excellence and vitality displayed across the board.
Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing is an Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries NSW. See the AGNSW website for more information.