Tim Olsen has been encouraging and supporting young and emerging artists to build careers as professional practicing artists since 2001. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize at UNSW Art & Design encouraging excellence in drawing. This collaboration has been continuously supported by the Olsen Gallery and celebrates students who use drawing as a significant part of their artistic practice.
Candidates are nominated by academic staff and then selected for inclusion in the exhibition and consideration for the Prize.
To mark this important occasion, the past winners of the Prize will be acknowledged and represented with their work through a retrospective exhibition. These works will be showcased online from Monday 21 – Friday 25 September.
This year’s exhibition will take place online. Finalist’s work will be displayed on our Facebook and Instagram channels including the announcement of the 2020 recipient.
View the exhibition works here
The 2020 finalists:
Joshua Alipio, Alyssa Alzamora, Liana Berzins, Sarah Catania, Monika Cvitanovic Zaper, Fatima Farrukh, Victoria Ferguson, Aileen Heal, Eric M. Hoenig, Sophie Lane, Stella Laurence, Elizabeth Lewis, Kehan Li, Lisa Myeong-Joo, Marleena Oudomvilay, Tiffany Pham, Hannah Saunders, Anna Seymour, Karan Singh Shekhawat, Ruvé Staneke, William Taylor, Emma Vey-Cox, Maiya Wilson.
Online exhibition: Monday 28 September – Tuesday 6 October 2020
Prize announcement: 3PM (AEST), Tuesday 6 October 2020
Image: Stella Laurence, Self-Created Artefacts from a Place that Doesn’t Exist, 2019. Tim Olsen Drawing Prize 2019 finalist. Photo: Anna Kucera