The Kedumba Drawing Award

In 2024 Kedumba is launching the inaugural open $20,000 Kedumba Drawing Award. All Australian artists working in the broad sphere of drawing are invited to enter. The award is acquisitive with the winning work becoming a permanent part of the Kedumba Collection.

The invited Judge for 2024's Kedumba Drawing Award is...

Announcement coming soon!

How to Enter

Before entering the Award please ensure you carefully read the following list of criteria.

How many drawings can I submit?

You may submit two (2) drawings. Each drawing must not exceed 1.2 x 1.2 when framed.

What criteria must I meet for each entry

Your work must be original and must have been completed in the past 12 months. It may have been exhibited but not entered into any other prizes or awards. The Kedumba Award is acquisitive and the winning drawing becomes a part of the Kedumba Collection.

How much does it cost to enter?

Entry is $50 for the first entry and $45 for the second. The total for two is $95.

When do submissions close?

Friday 16th August Midnight.

How are the drawings judged?

The judge is asked to select 50 finalists. These will be curated and exhibited in the Kedumba Gallery. The judge will visit the gallery to make his/her decision after viewing all fifty finalists.

When will I know if I’ve been selected?

You will be notified by email Friday 20th September.

What happens to my drawing if I am chosen as a Finalist?

If you are a finalist you will be expected to frame your work to museum standard with D hooks. Also you will arrange for your work to be delivered on Monday 4th 5th or 6th November between 10 and 4. Preferred courier is IAS who have depots in all states and are reliable. Deliveries via Australia Post are acceptable to Kedumba Gallery, Locked Bag 3006 Wentworth Falls NSW 2782.

Will there be an exhibition of the Winner and Finalists?

Yes in the Kedumba Gallery. 3 Matcham Ave Wentworth Falls NSW from November 17 to December 8 Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 3pm.

Who can enter the Kedumba Drawing Award?

Any permanent resident of Australia over the age of 21.

Previous Award Winners & Finalists

The collection has largely been built on the winning entries from the annual Kedumba Drawing Award. Artists represented include Sidney Nolan, Margaret Olley, Lloyd Rees, John Olsen, Elizabeth Cummings, Jan Senbergs, Wendy Sharpe, Lucy Culliton, Ben Quilty and Aida Tomescu among many others.


by Honor Bradbeer


by Annika Romeyn


by Nic Plowman


by Teo Treloar

Grief I

by Michelle Hungerford


by Anastasia Wiltshire

Celebrating International Women’s Day with our 'Women at Altitude' exhibition

An exhibition of women artists from the Kedumba Drawing Collection.
Mar 17, 2024
Open every Sunday 11am - 3pm
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