Mark Shorter together with his successful entry, “Examine for a Line (Semi-circle)”, 2022. Pewter.

THE winner of the $10,000 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize for 2022 is artist Mark Shorter for his work “Examine for a Line”.

The prize has been a staple in M16 Artspace’s exhibition calendar since 2006 and  attracts lots of of entries from throughout Australia and internationally. It  is given for drawing in both conventional drawing media and methods, or non-traditional works that stretch understanding of what drawing could also be inside modern artwork follow.

Runner up, Damon Kowarsky, “Studenica,” 2021. .

Second prize of $1000  went to  “Studenica,” by artist Damon Kowarsky.

Melissa Emerson, “I do know your face”, 2022. Hand embroidery on fruit netting.

The Native Artist Award of $500 Braddon Framing Retailer voucher and $390 Megalo class voucher went to Melissa Emerson for her work “I do know your face”.

The M16 Artspace Younger Drawers’ Prize, now in its second 12 months, is for drawings which are made in conventional drawing media and methods and is open to main or secondary college entrants from the ACT and surrounds.

The 2  junior prize winners had been Luke Hawkins for  “Penguin”, 2022 and Charlotte Reynolds  for “Mr”, 2022.

The judges for this 12 months’s prize had been Megan Monte, curator and inaugural director of Ngununggulla in Bowral and  Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax from the Nationwide Gallery of Australia.

Drawing Prize and Younger Drawers Prize,  at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith  till December 16.