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Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2019

1 November to 1 December 2019

Noosa Regional Gallery invited contemporary Australian artists to submit works for entry into the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2020, dedicated to the memory of the late Lyn McCrea (1944 – 2015); contemporary visual artist, art educator and art collector.

The Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize was established by John McCrea in 2015 to honour Lyn’s passion for drawing as fundamental to visual arts practice. The prize is a national award held annually and is open to all practicing Australian contemporary artists. The aim of the prize is to promote excellence in contemporary Australian drawing.

The Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize is auspiced by Noosa Regional Gallery.

The winner of the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize for 2019 is Lisa Woolfe with her work ‘Plateau 6’. Lisa Woolfe received the $5000 cash prize for her winning entry selected by Finalist Judge, arts writer Louise Martin-Chew.


Louise Martin-Chew is a freelance writer of more than 25 years, specialising in art, design and architecture. Her work appears in publications including Art Collector, Art Monthly and Art Guide Australia among others. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. 

The People’s Choice Award for 2019 goes to Kim Anderson for her work ‘Mourning Dance’. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive $1000.

People’s Choice is proudly sponsored by Friends Noosa Regional Gallery

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Main image: Virginia Pamela Grayson, Min, little black muse, 2017, charcoal on paper, 63 x 79cm