The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is Flying Arts’ signature annual art awards for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The award aims to showcase artwork whilst providing a platform for artists to further professional development and opportunities.
In 2022, the QRAA is an invitation to explore the concept of ‘Reframe’, calling artists to enter work which draws 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.
The Flying Arts QRAA is looking for stimulating entries that address this broad concept through the visual arts.
|Thursday 19 May||Webinar: Understanding Art Awards with Madeline Brewer|
|Monday 23 May||Entries open|
|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|
Judge and Curator – Aven Noah Jr.
Curator, NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, Cairns.
Judge – Rebecca McDuff
Gallery Director, Bundaberg Regional Galleries, Bundaberg.
Judge – Elisabeth Findlay
Director, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.
Judge – Hamish Sawyer
Director, Outer Space, Judith Wright Arts Centre, Brisbane.
2022 QRAA Award Prize Categories
‘ART FOR LIFE’ AWARD
$10,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Holding Redlich.
$10,000+ in-kind print and digital editorial opportunity thanks to Artist Profile.
All entries eligible.
THE MERVYN MORIARTY LANDSCAPE AWARD
$4,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Consolidated Properties Group.
For landscape artworks in any medium. All artworks selected as finalists in this category will be exhibited at the Consolidated Properties Group office in Brisbane for 12 months.
THE ANNIE TAN MEMORIAL WATERCOLOUR AWARD
$3,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation.
For watercolour artists who do not have current gallery or agent representation.
ART EDUCATOR AWARD
$2,500 non-acquisitive cash prize thanks to Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
For visual art educators at primary, secondary, or tertiary educational institutions, or arts educators in the private sector.*
ENVIRONMENTAL ART AWARD
$2,000 non-acquisitive cash prize thanks to Turner Family Foundation.
For artists working in materials and/or themes that meet the definition of environmental art.**
FIRST NATIONS ARTIST AWARD
$2,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Mitchell Fine Art.
For artists who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
TAKE FLIGHT AWARD
$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
$1,600 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to an ‘Art for Life’ Donor.
For textile artists.
REMOTE ARTIST AWARD
$1,600 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Woolloongabba Art Gallery.
For artists living 300 kilometres outside a major metropolitan centre e.g. outside Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Brisbane etc.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
$1,250 non-acquisitive cash prize for Adults, thanks to TAFE Queensland.
$750 non-acquisitive cash prize for Youth Artists (aged 15 – 25 years), thanks to TAFE Queensland.
* Art Educators in the private sector must have an ABN where the primary business activity is visual art education and be willing to supply this upon request.
** Environmental art is understood as a range of artistic practices that approach the use of nature in art, as well as ecologically motivated artworks.
View the winners and touring artists of previous years of the Queensland Regional Art Awards.
- 2021: QRAA – Paint the Town
- 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