Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Peter Alwast has taken out the major prize of the $30,000 2010 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award as a first time finalist with his drawing entitled Trees, Waterfall, Back.

The artist is honoured and delighted to win this major drawing award. Peter indicated that the $15,000 winning prize which is sponsored by the Friends of the Gallery has come at a great time as he is about to commence a residency at Artspace in Sydney for six months.

The announcement of the $15,000 prize and $15,000 of acquisitions was made at the gala opening by the judge of the 2010 JADA Julie Ewington, Curatorial Manager, Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery. General approval was given by the 130 guests who had gathered in the gallery for the event.

The acquisitions worth at least $15,000 in total were Anna Hoyle’s Lucky Prince and Pretty Princess, Lisa Jones’ Replicator and Miles Hall’s Baignade Rose (out of the dead land).

The winning work and three acquisitions will join the Grafton Regional Gallery JADA Collection which contains an impressive selection of contemporary Australian drawing.

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