The Mervyn Moriarty Landscape Award Exhibition

21mar(mar 21)10:00 am22apr(apr 22)4:00 pmThe Mervyn Moriarty Landscape Award ExhibitionExhibition


March 21 (Thursday) 10:00 am - April 22 (Monday) 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Cairns Court House Gallery

38 Abbott St

Event Details

Opening Hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday

Flying Art Alliance’s founder, Mervyn Moriarty OAM, was a legendary figure in the arts. He was an extraordinary art teacher and artist with a passion to bring the arts to the rural, regional and remote places. He learnt to fly to be able to achieve this passion.

Honouring Mervyn Moriarty’s legacy, Flying Arts offers the The Mervyn Moriarty Landscape Award as a category of the Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA). The prize awards a landscape artwork in any medium, in homage to Mervyn’s penchant for ‘en plein air’ landscape painting.

Over 50 years on, thanks to the strong state-wide networks that Merv created, Flying Arts continues to provide transformative art experiences. The organisation has evolved from its early days, however the vision of Merv has remained steadfast.

Court House Gallery showcases vibrant and dynamic program of shared arts experiences, including visual and performing arts in a variety of innovative spaces in the refurbished, historic Court House building from 21 March – 22 April.

The Mervyn Moriarty Landscape Award is proudly sponsored by Mitchell Fine Art, Watco East West, Chroma Australia, Rockhampton Museum of Art, Flying Arts Alliance and a donor.

Image: Naomi Hobson, Red Kangaroo and Little River Rock Cod, 2023. Ceramic installation.
Image Credit: National Portrait Gallery Canberra.

Additional Information

 Award Sponsors:

Mitchell Fine Art brings over 25 years of experience in the Art industry and showcases a selection of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Contemporary artists in its modern gallery space in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.


Presenting an annual exhibition calendar of solo and group exhibitions, Mitchell Fine Art holds regular exhibition openings and artists talks and welcomes art lovers to mingle and engage with the artists.





Watco Australia is a rail logistics services company providing comprehensive rail freight solutions across Australia. Headquartered in Western Australia, it has operations across Western Australia as well as Queensland and New South Wales.




Rockhampton Museum of Art is where the Rockhampton region is inspired, engaged and enriched by art. They engage with their regional community and its visitors through programs that encourage participation and appreciation of the visual arts.





Chroma is committed to providing creative solutions for artists. Since 1965, Chroma’s fine art acrylics, oils and multiple grades of student acrylic, tempera and specialty paints and mediums help artists of all ages express their unique vision of a colourful world. With manufacturing facilities located in Australia and the USA, Chroma provides the world with paint.