M16 Drawing Prize 2020 | Winners announced

The M16 Drawing Prize is an annual exhibition which focuses on works that incorporate either traditional or non-traditional drawing material. The Prize and its associated exhibition seeks to examine, challenge and open up a dialogue around what drawing is, and attracts interstate and international entries. All works must be produced in the year of display.

Judging this year’s entries were Deborah Clark, independent curator, writer and editor, formerly Senior Curator, Visual Arts at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, and Gordon Bull, art historian, formerly Head, ANU School of Art. The following winners were selected:

The M16 Drawing Prize $5,000 (main Prize)
Melody Spangaro, Cudgewa, 2020

Melody Spangaro, Cudgewa, 2020, graphite on plastic, 136 x 175cm

The Delta Cleaning Services Prize $500
Victoria Nelson, Cuttagee Lake, 2020

Victoria Nelson, Cuttagee Lake, 2020, oil pastel and graphite on paper, 74 x 114cm

The Framing Store, Braddon Prize ($500 framing voucher)
Catherine O’Donnell, Suspended, 2020

Catherine O’Donnell, Suspended, 2020, charcoal on paper, 106 x 111cm

The ‘M16 Drawing Prize 2020′ finalists’ exhibition is on view at M16 Artspace, Canberra, until 11 December 2020. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the M16 People’s Choice Award $1,000 by 5pm on Sunday 6 December – winner will be announced Wednesday 9 December 2020.