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Dobell Prize for Drawing 2012

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© Courtesy of Art Gallery of New South Wales
Dobell Prize for Drawing 2012

The Domain
NSW 2000 Sydney
Australia
November 30th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013
Opening: November 30th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/
COUNTRY:  
Australia
EMAIL:  
artmail@ag.nsw.gov.au
PHONE:  
+612 9225 1700
OPEN HOURS:  
Daily 10-5

DESCRIPTION

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

Initiated by the trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, this annual prize was first awarded in 1993. The winner now receives $30,000 and the work is added to the Art Gallery of NSW collection.

The Dobell Prize 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 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.

This year’s judge is artist Aida Tomescu.