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
2020 winner Murali Surya 'Ella'
2019 winner Catherine Hamilton
'Lost in New York City' charcoal
2016 slide show
2017 was won by Elena Kolotusha.
David Jack presenting the prize to Elena .
2016 won by It Hao Pheh. Above is David Jack handing the prize to It Hao..
2013 winner Janet Matthews with Betty and David Jack.
'Hmmm Greens, Black Swan' pencil
2009 winner Lisa Wang - 'Cardiac Anatomical'.
2015 winner Chris McClelland 'The Hunter’s Five' behind Chris on the gallery wall.
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.
2008 winner Betina Fauvel-Ogden seen here accepting the prize from Betty Jack.
2018 winner Elena Kolotusha
for 'The Thinker' scratchboard
2017 slide show
2014 winner Patricia Galli, and Judge David Jack with her winning work 'Gallery Entrance'
2011 winner Pamela Moore.
winning artwork 'Little Girl in a Big Chair'
The inaugural 2007 Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award. Betty Jack giving the prize to Margaret Gurney, the first winner of this prestigous event.