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.
The 2022 QRAA explored the concept of ‘Reframe’, calling artists to enter work which drew upon experiences and observations, reflecting upon the past year or two and responding to our changing world.
‘Reframe’ is an opportunity to see our current situation from a different perspective, to inspire problem solving and decision making and apply learning, whilst constructively responding, shifting and evolving.
2023 Touring Exhibition Locations
Mulga Lands Gallery, Charleville – 29 March to 29 April 2023
Longreach Community Library, Longreach – 17 May to 28 May 2023
Bushmans Art Gallery, Blackall – 15 June to 2 July 2023
Coalface Art Gallery, Moranbah – 26 July to 13 August 2023
Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Cairns – 1 September to 24 September 2023
Goondiwindi Regional Civic Centre Gallery, Goondiwindi– 27 October to 24 November 2023
2022 Queensland Regional Art Awards Judging Panel
Aven Noah Jr., Curator, NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, Cairns.
Rebecca McDuff, Gallery Director, Bundaberg Regional Galleries, Bundaberg.
Elisabeth Findlay, Director, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.
Hamish Sawyer, Independent curator and writer, Brisbane.
2022 Queensland Regional Art Award Prize Winners
‘ART FOR LIFE’ AWARD
Kellie O’Dempsey, Wish You Were Here 1
$10,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Holding Redlich.
$10,000+ in-kind print and digital editorial opportunity thanks to Artist Profile.
THE MERVYN MORIARTY LANDSCAPE AWARD
Jan Strudwick, Sunday Morning – Ukraine
$4,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Consolidated Properties Group.
(This artwork is currently part of The Mervyn Moriarty Landscape Award Exhibition at Consolidated Properties Group Brisbane office).
THE ANNIE TAN MEMORIAL WATERCOLOUR AWARD
Jule Polkinghorne, The Swimming Lesson
$3,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation.
ART EDUCATOR AWARD
Rose Rigley, Cataloguing Absence
$2,500 non-acquisitive cash prize thanks to Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
ENVIRONMENTAL ART AWARD
Julie Field, Signed Planet Earth
$2,000 non-acquisitive cash prize thanks to Turner Family Foundation.
FIRST NATIONS ARTIST AWARD
Rosella Namok, My Place (Sea Green)
$2,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Mitchell Fine Art.
TAKE FLIGHT ART AWARD
Alexandra Baxter, I Know How You Must Feel, Brad (1 of 5 prints)
$1,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Onespace Gallery.
$1,000 in-kind career development opportunities, including editorial promotions and a career consultation with Onespace Gallery Director, John Stafford. For artists aged 15 – 25 years.
TEXTILE ART AWARD
Dr Karike Ashworth, Who Gives a Crap
$1,600 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to an ‘Art for Life’ Donor.
REMOTE ART AWARD
Helen Dennis, Resilience
$1,600 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Woolloongabba Art Gallery.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Christina Lowry, New Normal
$1,250 non-acquisitive cash prize for Adults, thanks to TAFE Queensland.
Mikayla Parrotta, Moments Before Disaster
$750 non-acquisitive cash prize for Youth Artists (aged 15 – 25 years), thanks to TAFE Queensland.
(These artworks are not part of the Reframe exhibition).
QRAA EKPHRASIS CHALLENGE 2022
Flying Arts are pleased to be partnering for a third year with Queensland Poetry to deliver The QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge which invites Australian poets to respond to the prize winning artworks of the Queensland Regional Art Awards.
Selected by esteemed judge Marjon Mossammaparast, we are proud to announce the winners of The 2022 QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge!
Banner Image: I Know How You Must Feel, Brad. Alexandra Baxter. Cyanotype and Screenprint on Cold Pressed Paper. 2021.