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ANU School of Art Drawing Prize 2016 Winners Announced

Peta Thurling, Light Origami Studies (Triptych) [bottom]; Julia Higgs, The curious incident of the man in the night-time [top]

Congratulations to this year's joint winners of the ANU School of Art Drawing Prize Julia Higgs and Peta Thurling.

Many thanks to this year’s judge, Annie Cattrell. Annie is currently a visiting artist and the 2017 Stephen Proctor Fellow in the School of Art's Glass workshop.

Many thanks also to this year’s selection judges: Jacqueline Bradley and Ben Rak. Thanks also go out to curatorial students Alison Reid, Rachel Duggin and Lara Patterson who assisted with the organisation, layout and installation of the prize.

This prize was originally established and is supported by Jan Brown, former long serving member of staff and Head of Foundation at the ANU School of Art and significant Australian artist.

More information on the prize details, commended entries and judges comments can be found at

Julia Higgs (Joint Winner, 2016 SOA Drawing Prize), The curious incident of the man in the night-time, 2006, crayon, pencil, acrylic paint, black and white printed images, transparency film, glue on wood, 108 x 90 cm. Sculpture Workshop,  Master of Visual Arts

Peta Thurling (Joint Winner, 2016 SO Drawing Prize) Light Origami Studies (Triptych), 2016, gesso on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, each 32.4Hx25W cm (overall 32.4H x 83W)  Painting Workshop, Bachelor of Visual Arts

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