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Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Drawn to the Light Artwork featuring Moths on a dark background by Pauline Dewar PJDBotanicalArt

Really humbled to learn that the drawing “Drawn to the Light” has been accepted as one of 46 finalists of over 400 entries for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing!

The Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize is an annual exhibition of drawings from all over Australia, run by PLC Sydney in honour of its past art teacher Adelaide Perry. The exhibition opens at the end of February at the Adelaide Perry Gallery in Croydon, Sydney.

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Seafarers Maritime Art Prize

Dewar Pauline Seadog

Although Victoria is slowly emerging from lockdown, physical exhibitions are still presenting some difficulties.

For this reason the 19th Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize will be virtual this year.

This art prize is an international competition that is usually hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands.

We were absolutely delighted to have the portrait of Danny, called Seadog, shortlisted for the prize, and look forward to the virtual opening on 14th October.

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Sir Humprey and the Nillumbik Prize

Australian Terrier by Pauline Dewar

After a lengthy delay I am delighted to say we have a happy, healthy son/grandson, Ted, and all are well.

We are back to work and will soon post some colourful new works, both drawing, painting and some textiles.

In the meantime we have a painting of Sir Humphrey, a terrier with attitude.

The Bendigo Easter Show was delightful, such a beautiful venue, and “The Known World” found a new home.

This week is the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2021, where we are showing “The Flight of the Bogong Moths” in keeping with the theme of Return. It is held at Montsalvat Gallery, Eltham, and promises to be a beautiful exhibition.

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Entries to the Bendigo Art Show 2021

Pauline has had three works accepted into the Bendigo Art Show 2021;

‘Fly By Night’ – a watercolour painting which features the beauty and diversity of Australian moths,

‘Vanishing’ – an exploration of insect diversity, and threatened extinction,


‘The Known World’ – a whimsical look at Australian fauna and flora.

The Bendigo Easter Art show will run from April 1st -5th at the Bendigo Town Hall, Hargreaves Street.
Visit for more information.

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The Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art

The Flight of the Bogong Moths - Pauline Dewar Drawing

We are very happy to have the drawing “The Flight of the Bogong Moths” chosen as a finalist in the

Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2021.

This exhibition will be held at Montsalvat’s Barn Gallery, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham from Friday 7th May to Thursday 1st July,2021, and promises to be beautiful.

Prints of this drawing will be available through the website.

Thank you to those who follow our blog, and Happy Christmas.

Our blog may be a little slow or erratic for the next few months as we are delighted to be expecting another baby/grandbaby, very soon!

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Fulminant Infection Pauline Dewar PJDBotanicalArt

This month I have the belated news that the drawing “Fulminant” was equal first winner of the ACMD St Vincent’s Hospital Art Prize, 2019.

The drawing is of the effects of fulminant infection on the various organs of the body and was created at the insistence of my friend Ray when he was dying of fulminant infection last year.

Unfortunately, he did not live to see the drawing win, but he was vitally interested in the progress of its creation and gratified with the final result.

Miss you Ray.