The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The program aims to provide a platform for further professional development.
From dirt roads to rock pools, luscious rainforests to local festivals, Queensland is a state that inspires exploration. It’s full of diverse personalities, local legends and hidden gems valued by tourists and locals alike.
This year, artists are asked to embrace a spirit of adventure to discover something unique about their own community or one that they visit within the state.
The theme is to be addressed in an accompanying artist statement of 100 – 150 words. All entries are eligible for the $10,000 Flying Arts ‘Art for Life’ Award and for selection in the touring exhibition.
Enter by 29 June to qualify for Early Bird Prices.
2018 Awards and Prizes
Artists must nominate their artwork for prize categories and meet the
award criteria to be considered eligible for category prizes.
FLYING ARTS ‘ART FOR LIFE’ AWARD
$10,000 cash, non acquisitive
Thanks to the members of the Flying Arts Alliance 500 Club.
All entries are eligible for the Flying Arts ‘Art For Life’ Award
THE ANNIE TAN MEMORIAL WATERCOLOUR AWARD
$3,000 cash, non acquisitive
Thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation
For watercolour artists who have not previously won a major State or National art prize or award and do not have current gallery or agent representation.
BETTY CROMBIE YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD
$2,000 cash, non acquisitive
Thanks to David Crombie
TEXTILE ART AWARD
$1,500 cash, non acquisitive
Thanks to Janet de Boer and Art for Life donor
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Adult – $1,250 Ironlak art materials voucher
Youth – $750 Ironlak art materials voucher
Thanks to Ironlak
All entries are eligible for the People’s Choice Award
DIGITAL ART AWARD
Fully funded one week residency at The Edge, SLQ including 7 nights accommodation at The Johnson, valued at $4,000
Thanks to The Edge, State Library of Queensland, The Johnson and Flying Arts Alliance
Digital art means any artwork that has been created or enhanced by digital technology. Residency includes return airfare to Brisbane from your nearest airport or equivalent, accommodation and per diem. Must use within six months of receiving prize.
REMOTE ARTIST AWARD
Fully funded one week residency at McGregor Summer Retreat (Jan 2019) valued at $2,500
Thanks to USQ Artsworx
Open to artists who live in remote Queensland, more than 300km from an urban centre. Residency includes return airfare to Brisbane from your nearest airport or equivalent, accommodation and per diem. Must use within six months of receiving prize.
2018 Judging Panel
Bianca Acimovic (Touring Exhibition Curator) – Director, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery
Renee Grace – Director, Museum of Brisbane
Bruce Heiser – Director, Heiser Gallery
Expressions of Interest for the Wanderlust touring exhibition are now open.
For further enquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Queensland Regional Art Award Competitions
View the winners and touring artists of previous years of the Queensland Regional Art Awards.