The Tim Olsen Drawing Prize

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Tim Olsen has been encouraging and supporting young and emerging artists to build careers as professional practicing artists for over 20 years. This collaboration has been continuously supported by the Olsen Gallery and celebrates students who use drawing as a significant part of their artistic practice.

The 2023 Tim Olsen Drawing Prize

UNSW Art & Design proudly presents the 2023 Tim Olsen Drawing Prize and congratulates all students who are recognised as finalists for the $5000 award. This year’s exhibition, held at AD Space from 27
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The 2022 Tim Olsen Drawing Prize

The 2022 exhibition, held at AD Space from 28 September – 9 October 2022, features the work of 21 finalists.
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The 2021 Tim Olsen Drawing Prize

The 2021 online exhibition provided an opportunity to view impressive works created by the twenty-five finalists who were nominated by academic staff and then selected for inclusion in the exhibition.
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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.