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Dobell Prize for Drawing 1996

There were 472 drawings entered in the 1996 Dobell Prize for Drawing, which were judged by a guest judge, artist Kevin Connor (himself a Dobell winner in 1993 and 2005), with Pam Hallandal the first woman to win the prize. Hallandal would later judge the prize herself in 1999.

  • Rick Amor - The long sea
  • John Caldwell - Boulder hillside
  • Judy Cassab - Nightfall in Rainbow Valley
  • John Coburn - Ceremony
  • Rachel Ellis - Running taps
  • David Fairbairn - Portrait of Brian Luckett
  • Joe Furlonger - Kangaroo and emu
  • Pam Hallandal - Self-portrait (Winner: Dobell Prize for Drawing 1996)
  • Pam Hallandal - The outsider (Supermarket series)
  • Nicholas Harding - Seated nude
  • Patrick Henigan - After Grünewald
  • Peter Kingston - Jan and Denton at Haefliger Cottage, Hill End
  • Alun Leach-Jones - The body transcribed
  • Daniel Moynihan - Truffaut's tigerman
  • Terry O'Donnell - Rocks and distance, Mootwingee
  • Wendy Sharpe - Lounge room
  • Wendy Sharpe - Lounge room
  • Ann Thomson - Wind cycle
  • Guy Warren - From Russia with love: fish women, Moscow
  • David Brian Wilson - The woman
  • John Wolseley - The action of glaciers in Tasmania
  • Salvatore Zofrea - Study for 'The faith healer (Psalm 53)'