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 2021 QRAA coincides with Flying Arts’ 50th year anniversary, half a century of connecting artists, educators and communities.
Keep your eyes peeled for full competition details soon!
2021 Theme: Paint the Town
Evoking the spirit of celebration, of all things jubilant, artists are invited to respond to the question – How do you celebrate? Is it a party, a big bash or a simple elegant affair, serene or riotous, extended explosions of joy or quiet moments reflection and gratitude, ceremony, tradition or ritual, expressed in dance or song, full of sentiment or tears, an anniversary, a farewell or a whim, with family, friends, a whole community or alone, a sense of occasion, a festival or just because? Whatever the reason or season, whatever your medium or practice, we invite you to Paint the Town.
3 May – Entries open
28 June – Early bird entries close at 5pm
23 July – Final entries close at 5pm
16 August – People’s Choice Voting Opens
13 September – People’s Choice Voting Closes
7 October – Award winners announced
Jan – Dec 2022 – Touring exhibition dates
View the winners and touring artists of previous years of the Queensland Regional Art Awards.
- 2020: QRAA – Decadence
- 2019: QRAA – State of Diversity
- 2018: QRAA – Wanderlust
- 2017: QRAA – Iconic Queensland
- 2016: QRAA – Colours of Queensland
- 2015: QRAA – Cream of the Crop
- 2014: QRAA – Vital Signs
- 2013: QRAA – Living Change
- 2012: QRAA – Essential Character of Queensland
- 2011: QRAA – Connection
- 2010: QRAA – Our Place