CLIMARTE introduces the world’s first gallery dedicated to addressing the Climate Emergency in all its manifestations.
FIRE FORUM creates the opportunity to come together and talk about changes in climate due to global warming.
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PLC Sydney is excited to announce that Sydney artist Jody Graham has been awarded the $25,000 acquisitive Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2022, for her drawing ‘Cinder Dance’.

The Perry Prize Exhibition of Finalists was officially opened on Friday 25 February at Adelaide Perry Gallery. Special guest speaker, and this year’s judge, Dr Andrew Frost, writer, critic, curator and documentary makerspoke of the high standard of works received. From over 400 entries, Andrew’s shortlist comprised of 46 works. From it, Dr Frost highly commended the entries of Margaret McKenna, Luanne Mitchelmore and Nadia Odlum, before announcing Jody Graham’s work as recipient of the 2022 award.

‘Cinder Dance’ charcoal, tree sap, natural ochre from 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires on paper, 120cm x 114cm



In a statement about ‘Cinder Dance’ Jody said, ‘While researching the Black Summer Fires I was impacted by stories from people who were affected. During this time I connected with Den Barber who runs Yarrabin Cultural Connections (YCC). Den is an Aboriginal Man, descendant of the Traditional Custodians from Mudgee of the Wiradjuri people in the central tablelands of New South Wales. What I discovered from Den helped me understand more about cultural burning and how it is all about caring for the environment. When I made ‘Cinder Dance’, I invited nature to participate in the process and submerged the drawing into a dam. I then used rocks and tree sap to mark and colour the drawing and hit and swung large charcoal branches at the drawing








video-gallery-sidebar-icon Click here to watch the Opening and Announcement of the 2022 Perry Prize Winner.

The Perry Prize Exhibition of Finalists continues until 25 March at Adelaide Perry Gallery, corner of Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon.

Gallery hours: weekdays 8.30 am – 4.00 pm and Saturdays 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

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Convinced of the creative power of the arts to inform, engage, and inspire, the CLIMARTE Gallery presents groundbreaking participatory exhibitions addressing interconnected and interdependent ecological impacts as well as effective, justice-based solutions to the Climate Emergency.2021


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‘Grass Fire’ 2021

Charcoal, tree sap, natural ochre from 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires on paper

120cm x 114cm

Neutral is not enough.

Going carbon neutral won’t save our planet. Taking away the Emissions Allowances big polluters need to pollute, might.

The first iteration of C2Zero Art features a community of international artists whose practice is concerned with the natural environment and risks posed by human activity. Each artist has purchased carbon credits to more than offset the carbon generated in the making of the featured work.

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Beyond-Neutral Gallery click here

‘Out of the Ashes’ Charcoal, tree sap, natural ochre from 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires on paper, 120cm x 114cm

Climate Emergency Gallery – CLIMARTE

CLIMARTE is proud to start 2022 with FIRE, an exhibition by artists who have experienced or make work about fire.
Fire, particularly in some counties and very much in Australia, is a huge consequence of the change in climate with global warming. The artists in FIRE have experienced first hand the ravaging effects of fire.
We thank all participating artists, Katherine Boland, John Gollings, Jody Graham, Fiona Lee and Louise Morgan. Creative Producer, Jo Lane.
FIRE will be opened by both Dan Condon, a fire-fighter who ran in the Run for a Safe Climate in 2009, and the Mayor of City or Yarra, Cr Sophie Wade on the 9th of February at 6pm.
FIRE is made possible thanks to an Annual Grant from the City of Yarra.
FIRE is now a Sustainable Living Festival Event also >
For more information about CLIMARTE gallery and FIRE click here





Adelaide Perry Gallery received over 400 entries for the 17th Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, an annual $25,000 acquisitive prize.
Dr Andrew Frost, art critic, lecturer and broadcaster, created a shortlist of 46 finalists for the award. Dr Frost returns to the Gallery in February to select the overall winner.
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists 2022 is open to the public, by appointment only from 26 February – 25 March.
Gallery hours 8.30 am – 4.00 pm weekdays and 11.00 am – 4.00 pm Saturday.
To make a booking please email adelaideperrygallery@plc.nsw.edu.au
Adelaide Perry Gallery
In ‘The Croydon’ Centre for Art, Design & Technology
Corner of Hennessy and College Streets
Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 4.00 pm (by appointment)
Saturdays 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tel: (+612) 97045693
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Image: Charcoal drawing tools used to create ‘Cinder Dance’ – artwork selected in 2022 Perry Prize.


Recent Works By Jody Graham And Mark Cauvin

Photo credit: Graeme Wienand

OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE: 6.00-8.00pm, Friday 18th February 2022 – All welcome!
EXHIBITION DATES: 18th February – 7th March 2022
122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee, NSW, 2850, Australian
Curated by Rosby’s Kay Norton-Knight for the internationally acclaimed Rosby Gallery – artists, Jody Graham, and classically trained double-bassist, Mark Cauvin’s exhibition, Mimicry, combines functional sculpture, mixed-media drawing and sound in a performative and reflective experience.
Feathered with Graham’s bird drawings, created using various implements including charred sticks from the Black Summer bush fires, Mimicy opens with a live Sound Drawing performance in the Rosby grounds. This event will see Graham and Cauvin continue their exploration into the connection between their mediums in somewhat of an improvised, progressive feedback loop culminating in a finished drawing. The sounds of Cauvin’s double bass informing the marks Graham makes and vice versa.
Beyond the influences created in the moment, the pair share instruments to make gestures – created by Graham from bone and other found objects – she draws using sculptural ‘gloves’ while Cauvin, at times, replaces his bow with similar objects.
These instruments of creation are pivotal in the pair’s work – their sculptural forms being displayed along side the works they enable.
For more information and to view catalogue click here.