The Royal Queensland Art Society would like to congratulate the winners of the 2021 Harold & Agnes Richardson Drawing prize. Judged by Bill Platz. This prize celebrates the practice of Drawing.
Working From Home
by Paul Renals
In the tradition of Van Gogh’s shoes, this drawing brings concerns about the nature of work and the lives of workers into the COVID era with humility, poignancy and beauty. The laborious texture, graphic impact and subtle asymmetry of the shoes set this drawing apart as the winner of the 2021 HARD Prize.
Study for a Painting
by Anton Piche
Mixed Media – Crayon, Walnut Ink & Watercolour
Although there are a number of outstanding figures in the exhibition, this study distinguishes itself through atmosphere, mood and the dramatic play between transparency and opacity. The tension between the walnut ink, crayon and body colour contrast beautifully with the melancholic model.
Lee in Isolation 27.04.2021
by Claire Grant
Coloured Pencil & Cyanotype
This little portrait makes scale and materiality integral to the intimacy of the work. The lovely gestural marks in emulsion don’t just provide a ground for the contour drawing, they foreground the play between light, time and observation that perfectly align with the content.
by Brittany Blackie
Ink & Tea on Paper
A clever portrait with outstanding graphic dexterity.
Male Gesture Study
by Scott Breton
Pencil on Toned Paper
The interplay between the aleatory effects of the stained paper and the gesture of the body heightens the drama and tension in the work.
by Kay Kane
Brush & Ink on Cartridge
Beautifully rendered with mastery between tone and contour — this is a deeply fascinating little landscape.
by Glenda Orr
Sap Soaked Paper, Etching, Gesso Wash and Pencil
The anthropomorphism of the tree grabs attention, but the subtlety of the graphic treatment encourages sustained study.
The Goat Track
by Jennifer Redmond
A bold charcoal drawing loaded with mystery and narrative potential.
Window of Reflecting Cultures in Venice
by Cees Sliedrecht
Pen & Watercolour
This drawing achieves the difficult balance between playful montage and compositional structure while maintaining immediacy and exuberance.
PEOPLES CHOICE: Winner
by Scott Breton