Understanding Art Awards

19may5:30 pm6:30 pmUnderstanding Art AwardsWebinar for Artists and Artsworkers


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Event Details

The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is back for 2022! In this Webinar, Madeline Brewer, Flying Arts’ Program Team Lead and coordinator of the 2022 QRAA, will discuss the broader context of visual art awards in Australia, the history of QRAA and tips for a stand out entry. Throughout the session you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the T&Cs and advice for responding to a ‘theme-less’ award.

About the Award

The QRAA is Flying Arts’ 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.

About the theme: 

In 2022 the QRAA address the concept to ‘Reframe’, calling upon artists to enter work which draws upon experiences and observations, reflecting upon the past year and responding to the challenges faced today.

‘Reframe’ is an opportunity to see a current situation from a different perspective, to inspire problem solving, decision making and learning, whilst constructively moving on and evolving.

The Flying Arts QRAA are looking for vibrant, honest and creative entries that comment, interpret and speak to this theme addressed through the visual arts.

Key dates for 2022:

Monday 16 May Entries open
Thursday 19 May Webinar: Understanding Art Awards with Madeline Brewer
Saturday 28 May Lecture: Talking Landscapes with Bruce Heiser
Monday 25 July  Entries close
Monday 15 August  Peoples Choice Award voting opens
Monday 12 September  Peoples Choice Award voting closes
Mid-October (TBC) QRAA winners announced

Additional Information

About your facilitator: Madeline Brewer is Flying Arts’ Program Team Lead. She is an arts worker, writer and curator with a special interest in digital and regional creative spaces. Madeline has previously worked at the Rockhampton Museum of Art, National Museum of Australia and National Gallery of Australia in audience engagement positions. This experience serves as a foundation for her work supporting grassroots visual art practices in Queensland. Madeline has both coordinated and judged regional art awards, with her experience supported by a Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship from the Australian National University.