Dobell Prize for Drawing 2011

The Dobell Prize is the most respected award for drawing in Australia.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 02 December 2011 to Sunday 05 February 2012

Anne Judell Breath (detail) triptych image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Sunday 08 January 2012.
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Initiated by the trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, the prize was first awarded in 1993. The winner now receives $25,000 and the work is added to the Art Gallery of NSW collection.

The Dobell Prize for Drawing has always been the subject of discussion and debate about the nature of drawing. What constitutes a drawing is deliberately not outlined in the conditions of entry. That has been left for competing artists to define by their practice and for each individual judge, annually appointed by the trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, to determine in the process of looking at all the entries. This flexible, open-minded approach has ensured that the greatest variety of drawings is submitted each year.

2011 finalists: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/dobell-prize-drawing-2011/finalists/