The Mervyn Moriarty Landscape Award Exhibition

20feb(feb 20)10:00 am13mar(mar 13)5:30 pmThe Mervyn Moriarty Landscape Award ExhibitionExhibition


February 20 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - March 13 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Mitchell Fine Art

86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley, 4006

Event Details

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10am – 5:30pm, Saturdays 10am – 5pm.

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.

Thanks to our generous award partner, Mitchell Fine Art, the winner and finalists selected by Dr Fiona Foley, and 14 works selected by Jonathan McBurnie, will be on display in an exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art from 20 February, 2024.

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.