Dobell Drawing Prize #22

National Exhibition Register

  • Prototypes (detail)
    Helen Eager Prototypes (detail) , 2017–18
    Colour pencil on paper,
    74 × 147 cm.
    Image Credit
    Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney.

About the exhibition

A curated selection of key works from the upcoming Dobell Drawing Prize #22 will be available for regional and national tour from mid-2021 until end-2022.

This touring exhibition presents an outstanding opportunity to bring a prestigious drawing prize to new audiences, and to deliver an engaging program that facilitates public participation in contemporary drawing.

The Dobell Drawing Prize is one of the leading drawing exhibitions in Australia and an unparalleled celebration of drawing innovation. Presented in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, the Prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice.

Presented for the first time at the National Art School Gallery in 2019, the exhibition expanded and invigorated definitions of drawing, with textile, sculpture, video and photography represented alongside traditional drawing mediums. Guest judge Ben Quilty awarded the Prize to celebrated photographic artist Justine Varga.

The Dobell Drawing Prize builds on the legacy of Australia’s most respected award for drawing, the Dobell Prize for Drawing, previously held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1993 to 2012. Former Prize winners Kevin Connor, Nicholas Harding, Gareth Sansom, Jan Senbergs, Garry Shead and Aida Tomescu.

Artists and Curator


To be announced

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/06/2021 - 31/12/2022
Exhibition size
Between 75-100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
National Art School
Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Education Kit, Exhibition Tour Manual, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Public Workshops, Signage
Primary contact
Scott Elliot
Gallery Coordinator
National Art School
(02) 9339 8731