Drawing a Model


by | 14 Jul 2022 | NEWS, EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, Blog post


The Drawing Prize has been a staple in M16 Artspace’s exhibition calendar since 2006. It attracts hundreds of entries from across Australia and internationally.

The M16 Drawing Prize is for drawing in either traditional media and techniques, or non-traditional works that extend understanding of what drawing may be within contemporary art practice.

The judges for this year’s prize are Megan Monte, curator and inaugural Director Ngununggulla and Dr. Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax, Canberra-based artist, writer, curator and Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Australia.


Main Prize, sponsored by Cogito Group: $10,000

Runner-up award, sponsored by Delta Cleaning: $1,000

People’s Choice Award: $500

Local Artist Award: $500 Braddon Framing Store voucher & $390 Megalo Class Voucher
Key Dates:

Entries open: 4pm Thursday 14 July

Entries close: 11.59pm Sunday 23 October

Finalists announced: Wednesday 9 November

Artwork delivery deadline: Thursday 24 November 5pm

Announcement Dates:

Finalists announced: Wednesday 9 November

Exhibition opening and prize announcements: 7pm Thursday 1 December

People’s Choice award announcement: 1pm Thursday 15 December

Exhibition closes: 5pm Friday 16 December

Terms & conditions

Entry Fee: $45 for one artwork. $40 for a second artwork. $35 for a third artwork. (incl. GST)

Maximum of three (3) entries per artist.

For full T&C click here.

Images: M16 Artspace 2022 Drawing Prize judges Megan Monte and Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax

Enter the 2022 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize