Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

JADA award is going to be announced this Friday. My work together with 46 other finalists had been selected from 426 entries, the second highest number of entries ever received.

JADA is a reputable regional drawing prize in Australia, the richest of its kind. It is a biannual event run by the Grafton Regional Gallery in northern New South Wales. JADA press release puts the aim of the award as seeking to "encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing and plays a vital role in fostering Australian drawing practice".

The winner will be announced at the official opening where the major acquisitive prize of AUD $15,000 with another $15,000 in acquisitions will be announced. According to JADA press release, "Artists acquired through the JADA include Maria Kontis, Michael Zavros, John Philippides, Gordon Bennett, Godwin Bradbeer, Luke Doyle, David Fairbairn and Deborah Klein."

Regardless of the outcome, my work will gain exposure to a variety of audiences as the finalist's exhibition will tour regional and metropolitan galleries for a period of approximately eighteen months.

The finalist works can be seen here.






6 Responses to Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

Therese Coleman
Oops - BTW, congratulations on being selected out of so many entries. Well done - you must be excited, but also nervous. I am sure your entry is first class so whatever will be will be, fingers crossed.

Gabrielle Royston
Hi Hilary,
I would also like to see the entered work.

Also I looked at your biography, what did you think of Sienna College, many of my Donvale friends went there, and I would like to get your opinion.

Gabrielle Royston
Oops, Yes that is a wonderful work, you have certainly mastered your medium.

Good luck

Hilary Senhanli
Hey there girls,

Because you are both on my newsletter list you should have received a copy of the image as part of that email. I can resend if you like.

Thanks again for all the well wishes. This is a big one and I am very excited to be part of it all.

cheers, Hilary

Eley Querner
Congrats dear Hilary. I like your work a lot, full of energy.
Good luck!

Therese Coleman
Sorry, for some reason the image you posted in your email would not open for me, could you resend?

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