2019 marks the 10th Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing competition and as such is a significant milestone in this now national prize, begun in consultation with the Hopkins-Weise family in memory of their aunt, Marie Ellis. Marie was the former owner of 103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley and the home of Jugglers Art Space from 2002-2018. We see drawing as the primal human mark making art practice and as such were drawn to provide incentive and encouragement for artists across Australia to set aside time to draw and then to enter their works in this prize. The prize has been primarily funded by Jeff Hopkins-Weise and his wife, Elspeth McKenzie. 2018 saw over 250 entries from across Australia and we are hopeful that this will increase again in 2019. Now that 103 Brunswick Street is no longer Jugglers’ home, the Finalists Exhibition will again be held at the wonderful and supportive Queensland College of Art [ Southbank]. Jugglers continues to thrive in Brisbane post the sale of 103 Brunswick Street.