Jody Graham

Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

For Sydney artist Jody Graham, mark making is paramount. The artist abandons traditional drawing and painting techniques in search for new methodologies. In a meditative process, Graham circumnavigates her surrounds, collecting found objects to imprint her marks. By challenging preconceived ideas about how marks should be made, Graham allows for a more immersive and organic creative experience. The culmination of this unique practice is a raw and honest body of work which speaks of the natural world.

Graham has enjoyed success as the winner of the Greenway Art Prize in 2017 and 2020, and has been a finalist in numerous major painting and drawing prizes including the Blake Prize, the Plein Air Painting Prize at the Parliament of NSW and the Dobell Drawing Prize. Graham’s works are held in many national public and private collections as well as private collections in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and New Zealand.

\ Artworks


2021 \ Charcoal from 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires & Compressed charcoal, pastel, natural ochre on paper \ Paper size: 160 x 114cm

Eagle Eyes

2021 \ Charcoal, tree sap, natural ochre from 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires, ink, compressed charcoal and handstiching with twine on paper \ Paper size: 78 x 201cm

Getting Pinked Laughing Kookaburra

2021 \ Charcoal from 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires fires, basalt soil, tree sap, ink, acrylic paint, hand stitching on paper \ 124h x 113w x 6d cm

Grass fire I

2021 \ Charcoal from 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires fires and natural clay earth ochre \ Paper size: 120cm x 114cm \ Framed size: 131 x 124cm

Hell Ride

2021 \ Charcoal from 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires & Compressed charcoal, pastel, natural ochre on paper \ Paper size: 140 x 114cm


2021 \ Charcoal from 2019 2020 Black Summer bushfires, tree sap, compressed charcoal and on paper \ Paper size: 100cm x 66cm

eye witness

2021 \ Charcoal from Black Summer Australian Bushfires, tree sap, compressed charcoal and ink on paper \ Paper size: 86cm x 114cm \ Framed size: 95.5 x 124cm

\ News



1 March 2022

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country. The annual $25,000 acquisitive prize at Sydney's PLC received over 400 entries from across Australia this year with 46 finalists selected by judge Dr Andrew Frost.

The exhibition of Finalists 2022 is open to the public, by appointment only from 26 February – 25 March. 

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\ Exhibitions featuring Jody Graham

Jody Graham

Somewhere to land

26 May — 5 June 2021

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