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Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award

Kenneth Jack was on the founding committee of AGRA and later became a patron. After Kenneth’s passing in 2006 AGRA wanted to honour him and recognise the importance he placed on drawing and so AGRA created the Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award in 2007. 


                                                   Kenneth Jack AM MBE RWS (5.10.24-10.6.06)  was an Australian watercolour artist, who specialised
                                                   in painting the images of an almost forgotten outback life: old mines, abandoned ghost towns,
                                                   decaying farm buildings.  

                                                   He became a professional painter at the age of 39 after giving up his job as senior instructor
                                                   at Caulfield Institute of Technology.  In 1977 he was elected to the Royal Watercolour Society
                                                   and in 1982 was award the MBE and the Order of Australia (AM) in 1987.
                                                    He continued working until his death.  

                                                   The Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award is supported by the Jack family and AGRA. 

                                                    AGRA has some of his collectable books for sale at the gallery shop


KJMDA Winners

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2020 winner Murali Surya  'Ella' 

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2019 winner  Catherine Hamilton
'Lost in New York City' charcoal

2018 winner Elena Kolotusha
for 'The Thinker'  scratchboard

2017 was won by Elena Kolotusha.
David Jack presenting the prize to Elena .

2016 slide show

2017 slide show

2016 won by It Hao Pheh.  Above is David Jack handing the prize to It Hao..

2015 winner Chris McClelland 'The Hunter’s Five' behind Chris on the gallery wall.

2014 winner Patricia Galli, and Judge David Jack with her winning work 'Gallery Entrance'

2013 winner Janet Matthews with Betty and David Jack.
Winning artwork
'Hmmm Greens, Black Swan'  pencil

2012 winner Elena Kolotusha with Betty Jack and a Kenneth Jack framed drawing as part of the prize, 
Winning artwork 'Lines and Circles' is behind.

2011 winner Pamela Moore. 
winning artwork 'Little Girl in a Big Chair' 

2009 winner Lisa Wang - 'Cardiac Anatomical'.  

2008 winner Betina Fauvel-Ogden seen here accepting the prize from Betty Jack.  

The inaugural 2007 Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award.   Betty Jack giving the prize to Margaret Gurney, the first winner of this prestigous event.

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