Carol Archer is a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, 2018, with her nine-panel work, Drawing Breath (Markwell, 2017). Archer writes of this work: “Drawing Breath (Markwell, 2017) refers to trees encountered during daily walks. The materials are simple – Chinese ink on watercolour paper – and the scale is intimate. This work is part of a sustained meditation on specific arboreal environments”.

In January, Ms Anne Ryan (Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales) reviewed close to five hundred works by artists across Australia, selecting drawings by forty-three artists. These will comprise the 2018 Exhibition of Finalists for the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize held at PLC Sydney’s Adelaide Perry Gallery. Ms Ryan will announce the winner of the $25,000 acquisitive award at the exhibition opening on Friday March 2. At the end of the exhibition period a “people’s choice” award of $2,000 will go to the finalist whose work was voted favourite by exhibition visitors (voting slips will be available at the gallery).

Exhibition opening: Friday March 2, 7 pm. Continues until 29 March.

Adelaide Perry Gallery
Corner of Hennessy and College Streets (For directions to the gallery, click on the name).

Weekdays 8.30 am – 4.00 pm and Saturdays 11 am – 4.00 pm.