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Gallery calls for entries in Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize


Noosa Regional Gallery has called for entries in this year’s Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize.

The competition started in 2016 and typically attracts entries from emerging and established artists Australia-wide, annually.

The Gallery established the Prize with John McCrea, in memory of Sunshine Coast art educator and art collector, Lyn McCrea, to promote excellence in drawing.

Noosa Regional Gallery Director Michael Brennan said: “John McCrea has been very generous to donate money to ensure this prize continues Lyn’s legacy here in Noosa. Drawing is something that Lyn was very passionate about."

Last year, with the Gallery closed due to COVID-19, the Prize shifted exclusively online. This year, as in past years, the Prize will include an exhibition of finalist works on display in Noosa Regional Gallery.

“The Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize continues to attract such an impressive range of artists," Michael said. "We’re confident that by again providing opportunities for Australian artists during these times of uncertainty, it will result in a repeat of last year’s high standard of entry.”

The Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize will be accepting entries until Sunday 15 August, 2021. Entry is $30 (inc. GST) per work entered. See the website below for more information.

The winner receives $5000 prize money. The People’s Choice Award is $1000.

Image: Lyn Raymer, Flinders Street Crossing IV 2019, charcoal conte on canson, 44 x 88cm. Finalist of Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2020. Photo: Lorena Carrington.


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